Cpl. Schick was born on April, 25 1982 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Cpl. Schick then moved to Coppell, Texas where he played 5-5A football and was a captain of his team his senior year. He then joined the Marine Corps in May of 2001 at the end of his senior year. Cpl. Schick is a 3rd generation Marine following in the footsteps of his uncle who served in Vietnam and his grandfather who served in WWII.