Passionate. Caring. Honest. Loyal.

Those are some of the words that have been used to describe this week’s Warrior of the Week: Marine veteran Craig Breiner.

The 37-year-old Wall High School graduate joined the United States Marine Corps in 1999, and continues his career as an Asbury Park police officer.

Nathan, Patricia and Hanna Hale, long-time family friends, said they nominated Breiner as a “warrior” because they are proud of his successful patriotic accomplishments.

Breiner joined the Marine Corps at the age of 22.

“He joined the Marines for a few reasons- to serve his country, to better himself, and to help him start a career in law enforcement,” said Mrs. Hale.

Breiner’s first M.O was infantry and he later completed eight years of service.

Within the enlistment, Breiner served in operation Iraqi Freedom for nine months during 2004-2005. He was stationed near the border of Syria and Iran.

Breiner finished as an E5 Sergeant and completed his last year working with computers for the Corps.

In 2006 and 2007, Breiner coordinated and completed two marches across New Jersey in effort to raise morale and money for wounded veterans. The event received national news.

Breiner enjoys spending time with his family; taking his children fishing, to Six Flags Great Adventure, and watching them play sports. In the future, Breiner hopes to continue his career in law enforcement; as well as provide for his family.

It is people like Breiner who make the United States a safe, ideal and superior place to live.

Thank you.