• Hometown:  Baxter Springs, KS.
  • Graduated PSU ROTC in 1963.
  • Over 30 years of service in the Active and Reserve components of the US Army.
  • Active Duty positions include: Heavy Mortar Platoon Leader, Battalion Intelligence Officer with the 1st Infantry Division; Headquarters Company Executive Officer in the 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry.
  • As Reservist Headquarters, 89th US Army Reserve Command; Commander, 326th Area Support Group; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, 89th US Army Reserve Command.
  • Awards:  Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, and several other service ribbons and medals.