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                           KING T.J. Berard

Companion T.J. Berard was born in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Weymouth North High School in N. Weymouth, MA (South Shore suburb of Boston). He attended Louisiana State University (LSU) and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Accounting with a minor in Communication Studies. He is married to Vanessa Berard and has 2 children Pierson Berard and Harmonie Grant.

Companion Berard served in the United States Amy as a helicopter mechanic from 1990-1996. He has several awards from his active-duty service. He then drove a tractor trailer tanker over the road in all 48 states hauling hazardous chemicals for 10 years. After 2 years of civilian helicopter work, he enrolled in college to change careers. He then started working for the State of Louisiana in the Office of Financial Service and Support. Since May of 2015 he has been working for the Department of Defense. He worked as a Navy Accountant for 3 years and then transitioned to his current role as a staff auditor for the United States Army Audit Agency for the last 3.5 years.

Companion Berard was raised as a Prince Hall Affiliated Mason in January of 1993 at Hourglass lodge #113 in Ludowici, GA. He demitted to Pride of the West Lodge # 53, El Paso Holy Royal Arch Chapter #90, L.G. Raynor Council #8 of Royal & Select Masters, Demolay Commandery #22 Knights Templar in 2019 all are in El Paso, TX. He is also currently a member of Baxley Consistory # 209 in Ludowici, GA and Omar # 21 Shrine Temple in Savannah, GA. I have sat in many seats in many house feel free to inquire with me if interested in that history.

I also am an active member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Sunshine Chapter # 165 in El Paso, TX. I am an office in this organization.