About RU Nick

Updated: January 26, 2009

President, CEO, and CDO (Chief Domination Officer) of Ranger Up

Pissed off one day after being inundated with Che Guevara t-shirts Nick started Ranger Up in 2006 in the midst of an anti-military, graduate school environment.  He simply wanted to build an online home for those who serve to visit and feel at home. He never imagined Ranger Up would grow to be what it is today.

Nick served as an infantry officer for six years and as a sarcastic jackass for his entire life, and upon reflection, believes that he is lucky to not have been dragged into the woodline by his superior officers and beaten about the head, neck and shoulders.  His friends want all junior leaders to know that Nick is not someone to emulate. Whatever bad luck voodoo doesn’t permanently affix itself to his bulbous ass will most likely become a part of your genetic makeup and next thing you know you’ll be the battalion UMO or NCOIC of the latrine burning detail.

Nick has pissed off Miss New Jersey, pretended to be a member of the X-Games, been arrested dressed as a superhero, and created fictional characters to harass his chain of command, a deployed task force, and the Stars and Stripes.  Legend has it that he even touched Mikhail Gorbachev’s birthmark.

Other than his propensity to be an idiot and his innate ability to avoid punishment, there is nothing special about Nick.  He isn’t a hero.  He isn’t a tough guy.  He isn’t a big deal.  He just cares about the men and women who protect our nation and believes there is a special place in hell for those who mock their service.

Nick has a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MBA from Duke University, and received the Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos badges while in Cub Scouts.

The Wolf badge is his favorite.




  1. Sgt.Joey

    May 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Wow Nick I realize now you are just not another pretty face.( tried to tell Katie from the Rangerup girl contest that about me).I am sure she would not have any of it! Confession: I too have a Superhero outfit;The mask and entire outfit are red,white and blue. It states in bold letters in front:Italian Stud Man.My mission: to rescue lovely damsels in distress of not having multiple orgasms.It is a tough job,but someone caring must do it!It also has a quick release mechanism in front for easy access.Linda Lovelace(Susan Boreman) designed it for me.Yes,we were close friends but she passed on April 22, 2002.I was not able to save her Her motto;”be all that you can be”.Even a superhero is not perfect.Nick I did not want to join the cub or boy scouts.The reason:Even at a young age my Italian hormones were raging beyond control.I figured that joining the girl scouts was the way to go.I would be hopelessly and perfectly outnumbered.No competion.I was unsuccessful.All the girls ganged up on me and kicked me out on my butt and called me a sissy!That hurt..they even put ribbons in my hair.Total humiliation.

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  3. Mitchell

    March 19, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Sounds like the kind of NCO that I want. The one that’ll back you up, any situation.

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