Brandon Yost enlisted in the Army in 2004 as a Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer. He served for a total of 12 years, before medically retiring in 2016. While in the military, Brandon deployed to Iraq on three separate occasions and served in the White House Communications Agency.
Through this expedition, Brandon hopes to reconnect with the person he is and remind himself of who he used to be. He enjoys spending time with his family and his work with the Fresno Police Department. However, Brandon feels that he has lost his sense of belonging since leaving the military. He looks forward to this expedition as an opportunity to define where he fits in, to be decisive, and to learn to be a better leader.