Pvt. VanSetters successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego, as one of 85 recruits in training Platoon 1027. While in basic training, Pvt. VanSetters shot a 332 out of 350 points in the rifle range, and was one of the top performers in pull-ups.
He is the son of Roxanne Maxim, and a 2012 graduate of Cedar Springs High School.