Dennis Gardner was born and raised in Layton Utah. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 18 as an Aviation Machinist. After discharge from the Navy he worked various jobs, then returned back to the Aerospace industry and has been working for the U.S. Air Force as a civilian for the last 21 years dissecting the Minuteman and Peacekeeper ICBM Missiles by cutting the Missile up and removing solid propellant to be tested for the ICBM Age and Surveillance Program. This testing provides data to confirm that the propellant is still functional for the ICBM program. He has enjoyed his career very much and is planning on staying until retirement.