Lt. Col. Stricker was commissioned in March 2002. He has served in a variety of military justice assignments. In 2006, he deployed as a military observer for the U.N. Mission to Liberia and was recognized for his efforts against government corruption. In 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan serving as the rule of law chief for Regional Command East turning the traditional mission into a multidisciplinary team which partnered with U.S. forces in Afghanistan prosecutors and courts to target government corruption networks. His last assignment was as staff judge advocate for the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center advising commanders on military justice, ethics and criminal investigations.