While attending Ball State University, Mr. Fulkerson completed a B.S. in Physical Education (2006) and was a member of the Men's Swimming & Diving Team. After graduating, Mr. Fulkerson enlisted in the US Coast Guard (2006-2011). Upon separation from the Coast Guard, Mr. Fulkerson was the Head Coach for Old Town Hot Springs Triathlon Club in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. At the end of the season, Mr. Fulkerson returned to Ball State University to pursue a B.S. in Aquatics while acting as a volunteer coach for the Women's Swimming & Diving Team. At the end of the academic year (2012), Mr. Fulkerson accepted the position with West Point DPE.