Jeffrey Fellin from "Robot Combat League
" is the robo-jockey for Team Commander in the Syfy competition series. His teammate is robo-tech Paulo Younse
. Fellin is a National Guard helicopter pilot who currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He is originally from Kansas City, Missouri.
is the third of four generations of his family to fight in the military; his father is a military hero, an Atomic veteran and former Navy diver, while his son is a full-time active duty US Army
Specialist. Jeffrey's father took him to the shop when he was eight-years-old and taught him to grind and weld. Bullied as a kid, Jeffrey joined the military in part to gain confidence. During his 30-year military career, Jeffrey was an Apache AH-64A Instructor Pilot, flew the first Apache helicopter from the Army's 1st Division into enemy-held Kuwait during Desert Storm and instructed and flew missions in Bosnia for NATO. He is now a CW4 (Chief Warrant Officer 4) in the California Guard, flying UH-72A Lakotas in missions supporting Homeland Defense. Although Jeffrey doesn't play video games, he built his first computer in the early '80s and wrote video games while working on cosmic ray telescopes at the University of New Hampshire. Jeffrey was a competitive fencer for 25 years — training under 10-time World Champion Vladymere Nazylmov — and has competed in a dozen National Championships. He is no nonsense and disciplined, but would be the first to say he is not a hero — "A hero is an ordinary man in extraordinary circumstances. I've just been lucky enough to have an extraordinary life," he says.