Jose Cruz currently serves as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Naval Special Warfare-Special Boat Team Twenty in Virginia Beach. He has over 10 years of experience in coaching athletes to improve their strength, power, speed, and agility across a wide spectrum of sports and civil service jobs. Prior to taking the position with Naval Special Warfare, he worked as a Sports Performance Director with Velocity Sports Performance and the Parisi Speed School. He is an Infantry Officer in the Virginia Army National Guard and has over 19 years of combined officer and enlisted service. He served a tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Combat Advisor in 2008. He is currently the Troop Commander for a Dismounted Reconnaissance Troop in the 2-183rd Cavalry Squadron. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at City University of New York-Hunter College and his Masters in Exercise Science and Health Promotion through the California University of Pennsylvania. He is a USAW Level 1 Weightlifting Coach, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and Functional Movement Screen certified (FMS-1).