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Jacqueline Carrizosa
Jacqueline Carrizosa

Jacqueline Carrizosa

Firearms for Life

Las Vegas, NV USA

"Be proud of who you are and who you were, but yesterday is yesterday—do something today."

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Jacqueline's work combines: Action Sports, Armed Services, and Being Physically Active

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Day In The Life


I'm a Navy Vet, dirt biker, gun enthusiast, and model, working to empower young athletes, men, women and children alike.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    As a teenager, she was in a juvenile holding center when a military recruiter came and “rescued” her.

  • 2.

    She joined the Navy and served for four years; says “I thought boot camp was easy...and I’d never had so much food in my life.”

  • 3.

    One day, while playing soccer in a Navy tournament in Hawaii, she was scouted out by the director of Battleship.

  • 4.

    He asked her to join the set and help train the film’s star, Rihanna, in proper weapons technique.

  • 5.

    Despite originally turning the part down, her superiors urged her to take the job.

  • 6.

    After Rihanna posted a picture of Jackie on her Instagram, she was able to start growing her own brand on social media.

  • 7.

    Now works as a firearms instructor at Firearms for Life in Las Vegas; also does fitness modeling and rides motocross on the side.

  • 8.

    Says patience is key to transitioning from military to civilian life, and that there’s a lot of room to learn and grow during the transition: “If you do it the right way, you’ll mature from it.”