BLACK CREEK, Wis. (WFRV) - The military and football have a lot in common. Everything from leadership and committment, to communication and hard work.
Chad Van Nuland spent six years of active duty in the Marines with a scout sniper platoon. He traveled to places like Yemen, Japan, Thailand and Austrailia for things like security duties and training opportunities. He enlisted in 2010 with a friend after high school and got out in 2017.
Zach Vallafskey is Chad's childhood friend. He played football at UW-Stevens Point for four years, and even went to rookie mini-camp with the Minnesota Vikings. He'd eventually sign with an arena football team in Georgia called the Columbus Lions, where they won a world championship. He would also go on to play in the CFL.
The two would cross paths once their careers were over at a gym, where they both signed up for a membership. After talking about their past experiences and how much they had in common, a new business was born.
Iron Alliance aims to teach individuals and companies about the power of unlocking your true potential through teamwork and perseverance.
The guys have worked with organizations like Big Brothers, Big Sisters - and the Boys & Girls Club. They have also worked with several sports teams and the National Guard.
Chad and Zach come to you with their program, and you have the option between three different types of services to choose from to help you or your company succeed.
Local 5's Nate Stewart learned more about how Iron Alliance hopes to grow even further throughout the state, and why Chad and Zach are motivated to helping others achieve their goals.
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