Earls has completed two tours in Iraq, Humanitarian Support to Haiti, and one tour aboard the U.S.S. Bataan in addition to his tour in Afghanistan.
He recently spent 30 days in the hospital recovering from injuries received from an IED.
Earls will report to San Diego, Calif., where he will attend recruiter training school.
He is the son of Terry and Teresa Earls. He has one sister, Melissa.