Garth is a graduate of the United States Military Academy where he also played football. After graduating, Garth was quickly identified as a candidate for the US Army's Special Forces. After completing the required training, Garth was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group stationed in Fort Bragg, NC. Garth commanded a Helo company within 3rd Group and was deployed numerous times in support of operations in Haiti and around the globe. Garth is married with two children and currently owns a State Farm Insurance Agency in Northeast PA.