Billy Knips grew up in New City, NY and attended the United States Naval Academy out of high school. He graduated and was commissioned in 2006 when he began his career in Naval Special Warfare. He has been stationed in Virginia Beach, and worked on various Teams across his 14 year career in Special Operations. He has completed 10 deployments, focused predominantly in Iraq, Afghanistan, Eastern Europe, northern and eastern Africa, and the Pacific Theater. He is married, has 3 kids and one on the way.