Both a Canadian Space Company (CSA) astronaut and a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he received such army honors as the environment Cadet Group of Canada Award as well as the Canadian Forces Decoration. He graduated from Kingston, Ontario’s Royal Armed forces College with levels in Space Research and Physics. He was selected by the Country wide Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to take part as an aquanaut in the Fall, 2014 NEEMO 19 objective. He was raised with an Ontario plantation and attended senior high school in the Canadian city of Ingersoll. He and his wife became parents to three kids. Like fellow Canadian-born astronaut Dafydd Williams, he proved helpful for both CSA and NASA.