Bryce Edgeman was born June 3, 1969, in Salt Lake City. He is the son of James and Maryann Edgeman. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1987 and in March of 1988 he enlisted in the United States Navy. Edgeman served as a naval aircrewman, a UH-1N helicopter crew chief, aviation rescue swimmer, aviation rescue swimmer instructor, life support equipment quality assurance representative, Navy fleet training team, a master training specialist, and a drug and alcohol counselor. Edgeman served aboard the USS Independence, USS Midway, USS Ranger, USS Nimitz and John C. Stennis. Duty stations include the Philippines, Point Mugu, Calif., Antarctica, Whidbey Island, Wash., Pensacola, Fla., and Norfolk, Va. Edgeman retired on March 15 with 24 years of active and honorable service. His personal awards include three Navy commendation medals, 10 Navy achievement medals, the outstanding volunteer service medal, 11 sea service deployment awards and numerous unit citations. Upon retirement, Edgeman relocated to Knoxville, Tenn., where he is enrolled at the University of Tennessee for a degree in teaching.