Chris Capps-Schubert enlisted in the US Army Reserves in the spring of 2004 from his home in Hackettstown, New Jersey. He attended basic training in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, and graduated among the top of the class there, before attending the US Army Signal School in Ft. Gordon, Georgia, and graduating with honors. He returned home as part of the 305th Signal Company 392nd Signal Battalion in the US Army Reserves, and shortly thereafter volunteered to join the ranks of the active-duty Army in Germany. Shortly after arriving in Germany and being assigned to C Company, 440th Signal Battalion Chris Capps-Schubert was deployed to Camp Victory, Baghdad and served there from November 2005 to late September 2006.
Rather than be sent to 44th Signal Battalion in Mannheim and redeploying with them shortly after getting back from Iraq, Chris Capps-Schubert did not return from his leave in February 2007, and remained AWOL for over 60 days before turning himself in at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, to receive an Other Than Honorable Discharge. Today, Chris Capps-Schubert resides with his wife in Hanau, Germany and is active in the organization Iraq Veterans Against the War, being the regional coordinator for Europe, and counselling GI who want to get out of the military, or have already deserte