Faaruwq served 20 years in the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer Four in the Medical Service Corps. He started his military career at the military’s most junior rank (E-1) as biomedical equipment maintenance technician and progressed to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) where he served as an instructor for advanced biomedical systems before being accepted into the Warrant Officer program. During his military career he was stationed throughout the continental United States in addition to being a member of Pentagon staff. Additionally, he completed tours of duty in Germany and South Korea. He deployed to the southwest Asia region in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006. Faaruwq is a decorated leader and was awarded the coveted Legion of Merit to culminate his many years of distinguished active-duty military service in 2014.
Faaruwq dedicates his life to helping others in a multitude of ways. As an active parent, he enjoys coaching youth sports to include coed basketball, flag football and soccer for ages under 16 years old. Faaruwq has also led young men’s mentorship activities as his community place of worship with emphasis on spiritual and physical activity balance. He also has dedicated a significant amount of time in advisory and volunteer roles for 501c3 non-profit organizations.
Faaruwq holds a Bachelor of Science and Applied Science Technologies degree from Thomas Edison State University and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2008.