Cory Kaminen grew up in Ishpeming, MI and became a Naval Quartermaster (navigation) aboard the USS Guitaro and the USS Chicago fast attack submarines stationed in San Diego, CA.
In 1993, Cory left active duty to pursue an associates degree in Law Enforcement, attending Hawkeye Tech College in Waterloo, IA, and receiving his degree in 1996. In 1997, he moved back to Ishpeming to attend Northern Michigan Police Academy.
In 1996, Cory entered back into the Navy as a reservist and retired from the reserves in 2013. In 2001, he was activated and traveled to Bahrain in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle for 6 months.
In 1998, Cory was hired to work as a Mackinac Island Police Officer and started as a seasonal officer until he returned from the 6 months in Bahrain. He's been working as a full time year round officer since 2002.
Cory has a home in the Village on Mackinac Island and he is married with two children. As of May 2014, Cory qualified as Fire I and II and he's recently joined the Volunteer Fire Department.