If you are anything like me, when you think of the badasses in the United States Army, you think of Ricky Schroder.
Schroder and his production company has enlisted to work with the Army on an unscripted series that focuses on showing Americans what life in the Army is like and the different jobs available when you raise your right hand.
Starting Strong will run for 10 weeks and is directed, narrated and produced by Schroder. It debuts June 2 in 16 Fox affiliate markets, with four more episodes scheduled to air online.
"This is sort of new for the Army to give this behind-the-scenes, open-door look at what it means to live, eat and breathe Army life," Schroder said. "Viewers are going to see real, young men and women getting real experience in living, eating and breathing Army culture and jobs."
Schroder has long supported the military and has had family members, including both grandfathers, serve their country.
"I grew up with a feeling that these men were heroes," he added. "The opportunity to use my creative skills and tell stories about the American Army seemed like a perfect fit."
While Schroder is involved with the project, the host and star of the show will be Army Staff Sgt. Kristen King.