Hello, my name is Patrick Cummings, owner of JDog Junk Removal and Hauling – Indianapolis. I am a Veteran with over 9 years of service in the United States Navy. I am a 2000 graduate of Perry Meridian High School and an Indiana State University Alum. I left for boot camp in January 2007 and graduated in March, after which I attended Yeoman (YN) “A” school. My first duty station was U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, VA where I worked as an administrative assistant to the Commander. During this tour, I completed my Bachelor’s degree and was accepted into Officer Candidate School. Upon graduation, I was commissioned an Ensign in the Surface Warfare Community. My first division officer tour was as the Communications Officer onboard USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) out of Norfolk, VA where I completed two deployments in support of theater operations and national tasking.
My second division officer tour was as the Training and Readiness Officer onboard USS LABOON (DDG 58) also out of Norfolk. Upon completion of my afloat tours, I transferred to shore duty at AEGIS Technical Representative in Moorestown, NJ and I settled in the South Philadelphia area. Knowing I wanted to transition to civilian life, I began searching for employment when I learned about JDog at a career fair for transitioning military officers in December 2015. I found the opportunity for business ownership too great to pass up and knew I had discovered the right fit.
I successfully operated the JDog Drexel Hill Pennsylvania Franchise from 2016-2017. However, due to a desire to return to my hometown and a greater opportunity for growth, I relocated from Philadelphia to Indianapolis in August 2017.