Manuel Gomez was born in Puerto Rico. After 9/11, Gomez was called to active duty with the 18th Airborne, conducting training and working in counterintelligence. In 2004, he deployed again to Afghanistan where he provided real-time All-Source Intelligence on enemy forces as a liaison to the CIA, FBI and other coalition forces. In 2013, Gomez he started BlackOPS Private Investigators, establishing a policy of only taking innocent clients. In the last two years, his company has been responsible for proving the innocence of 87 cases of falsely accused and arrested individuals.