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Born in Illinois, Blecker grew up in Oregon who, immediately after graduating high school, joined the United States Army. Blecker has an extensive military background, having served in Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), trained an an Army Ranger, in Special Forces, and trained in SWAT tactics. Blecker's 15 year career in the army ended in 1998 after an accident left him unable to continue serving.
Nearly immediately after leaving the Army, he was hired by Chris Carter as an adviser on The X-Files, as well as Millennium, which he obtained after being referenced by the Vancouver Police Department, having helped train their SWAT team the year prior.
His work on those shows lead to the creation of Def Con 5, a company specializing in military, police and related advisory for movies, television, and other areas, furnishing actors with firearms use for realistic combat scenes.
Blecker's has worked extensively on both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis as weapons handler, adviser, and has even acted in episodes of both series. He has also worked in various films, including all three of the X-Men films.
Prior to the shooting of the Miniseries, Blecker held a mini boot camp to aid the cast in resembling a realistic military team. He focused on drills and other military procedures to aid in the illusion.