Skyler Engel was born in Bryan (OH), raised in Pioneer where he graduated in 2008. He joined the United States Army in 2007 and went to basic training between his junior and senior year of high school as a split ops enlistment. Once he graduated in 2008 he went off to advance individual training (AIT) where he became an infantryman (11B). After infantry school Skyler was stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado for about a month and was then deployed.
Skyler was deployed in support for Operation Iraqui Freedom to Sadr City, Iraq where he served for a year as a gunner and a dismount. In February 2011 Skyler was medically discharged from the Army. Skyler returned to his hometown in Pioneer Ohio where he went to college for his Bachelor's degree at Trine University and graduated in 2014. He graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Skyler currently resides in Bryan, Ohio with his son Benjamin.