Graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1986 with a degree in Mathematics & Physical Education.
Received a commission as a Signal Officer
Duty Positions include: Division Telecommunications Officer, Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion S1, 125th Signal BN S3, Secretary of the General Staff at Schofield Barracks, J6 US Central Command. His commands include: Alpha Company 112th Signal BN, 112th Signal BN, Defense Information Systems Agency Central Field Command (BDE) & Acting Commanding General, NETCOM.
Awards and Decorations Include: Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (two awards), Bronze Star Medal (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards).