As an 18 year old Tim Berkien enlisted in the military in 2000. In November 2005 he was sent to Iraq as a machine-gunner for five months as part of the Airmobile Brigade (a rapid and light Infantry unit, also known as the Red Berets). In 2007 Berkien was sent to Afghanistan for a period of four months. Together with a marine he joined a Danish platoon and was responsible for the Force Protection – safeguarding people and resources in Kandahar. He is currently working as a team manager for the cleaning department of the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven.
Tim participated in the workshop War – Our daily reality on 12 February 2016.