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U.S. Army Esports Team Captain

Sgt. Tyler Schell

Sgt. Tyler Schell was born in Burien, Washington and lived in multiple states growing up. Due to his stepdad being Army, he lived in Texas, New York, Colorado and Washington. He completed his high school years in Longview, Washington, attending Mark Morris High School. He joined the Army at the age of 17 as a Delayed Entry Recruit formally entering the service after he graduated. He has served eight years as a CH-47 Chinook repairer and plans to complete his full 20 years.

As a Chinook mechanic, Schell has been a part of multiple operations under the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum from a rotation to Europe, training with NATO, to a deployment to the Middle East. Sgt. Schell served for five years with the 10th Mountain Division, and later served at Fort Carson, Colorado for three years with the 4th Infantry Division. Growing up in a military household, he knew he would pursue a career following his dad's footsteps. Coming out of his senior year, Schell decided to become a helicopter mechanic. He's loved every endeavor he's undertaken in his career pertaining to aviation and can't wait to see his what the future holds. Sgt. Schell plans to eventually take his Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) and submitting his application for Warrant Officer Candidate School in the hopes of one day become a pilot.

As the captain for the Apex Team, he's competed in over a dozen tournaments across the nation, including an in-person event in Columbus, Ohio where he and his team took third place overall. Currently, his team is ranked top three percent in all of North America. The team as a whole is actively competing in Apex Legends Global Series Challengers Circuit. Schell is excited for the future of US Army Esports.