Joseph Kauper is a Marine Corps veteran with 20 years of combined experience in military and law enforcement. After exiting the Marine Corps at the rank of Sergeant he worked as a communications contractor for the US Army in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. After returning to the United States he served as a uniformed protection officer for the US Department of State at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York City. He joined the Port Authority Police Department in 2008 and currently serves as a member of the Emergency Services Unit. In 2011 Joseph founded The Harbor Site Foundation which assists military veterans and families who have made the transition to law enforcement. He has one daughter Cassandra and currently resides with his wife Khristina in New Jersey.