Josh Wander ‘Survivor’ received his Bachelor’s degree in Talmudic law from a prestigious rabbinical college in Jerusalem. He then served as a commander in the IDF and officer in the United States Air Force aux. before graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs and a global studies certificate in conflict resolution with a regional concentration in the Middle East. Politically in Israel, he served as an adviser in the Israeli parliament and as the online content editor and political corespondent for The Jerusalem Post. In the US, he was an elected PA State Constable, an appointed Committeeman and a commissioned Notary Public. Wander has been assigned and loyally served in global hot spots including: Iraq, Lebanon, Haiti, Northern Ireland and Israel. A certified NRA instructor and a Range Safety Officer, he founded Jewish Preppers, People without Borders and the D4DR Club. He has also been featured in the National Geographic series “Doomsday Preppers”.
David grew up a typical Ashkenazic kid in NY. He graduated from a very liberal Liberal Arts college, went to medical school in PA and returned to NYC to do his residency in Internal Medicine. He moved to Seattle in the early 1990′s where he fell in love, got married, fell out of love and divorced. In 2007, he joined the USAF as a “Flight Surgeon” where his patients were the pilots and crew of the Air Mobility Command. He separated from the USAF in late 2009. In the early part of the 1990′s, he got over his fear of firearms and has been plinking ever since. He has learned that guns are tools, not inhabited by evil nor benign spirits. Like tools, they have been used for good and evil. He slowly learned that Jews have historically been too often at the wrong end of a gun. He considers himself lucky enough to live in a country where his right to self defense is understood to be unalienable and granted by God. David enjoys the feeling of self-sufficiency the same way he enjoys the feeling of being ‘covered’ by the many other insurances.