Military Service

United States Army - March 1965 to February 1971

Fort Polk, Louisiana - March to May 1965

Basic Training


Fort Ord, California - June to July 1965

Advanced Infantry Training - Light Weapons, Infantry

Fort Benning Georgia - August to September 1965

Basic Parachute Training

 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces: Draper, Utah - September 1965 to February 1971




Light Weapons



                                                               M60 Machine Gun

                          M3 Submachinegun                                                            Colt 45

                M79 Grenade Launcher                                                            AK47 Assault Rifle




Ranks Held: 

       Private          Private First Class   Specialist 4th Class     Sergeant

 United States Air Force - November 1973 to April 1993

Basic Training: Lackland AFB, Texas - November to December 1973

Promoted to Airman First Class December 1973

Goodfellow AFB, Texas - January to March 1974

Airbone Linguist Training

Luke AFB, Texas - April 1974

Altitude Training

Eglin AFB, Florida - May 1974

Water Survival Training

Fairchild AFB, Washington - June 1974

   Land Survival Training

6949th Security Squadron: Offut AFB, Nebraska - August 1974 to January 1977


Voice Processing Specialist - German and Russian

Flew on RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft on reconnaissance missions in the Baltic of the coasts of East Germany, Poland and Russia, staged out of Mildenhall AFB, England.


  Promoted to Sergeant 1976

Defense Language Institute: Presidio of Monterey, California - February to April 1977

Advanced German Linguist Course

National Security Agency: Fort Meade, Maryland - April to July 1977

Intelligence Interception Course

6912th Security Squadron: Berlin, Germany - August 1977 to September 1978

Intelligence Intercept Operator

Unit Historian

Promoted to Staff Sergeant 1978

Officer Training School: Medina AFB, Texas: November 1978 to February 1979

Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant February 1979  

Lowry AFB, Colorado, March 1979 to August 1979

Air Intelligence Office School

28th Bombardment Wing (Heavy), Strategic Air Command: Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota - September 1979 to September 1980

Air Intelligence Officer

Air Force Institute of Technology: Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio - September 1980 to March 1982

BS in Electrical Engineering

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant March 1981  

F16 Avionics Support Facility: Hill AFB, Utah, April 1982 to August 1985

Software Test Engineer

Promoted to Captain March 1983  

Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center: Kirtland AFB, New Mexico - September 1985 to May 1989

Software Test Manager

Chief, Software Evaluation Branch

United States Air Force Academy: Colorado Springs, Colorado - June 1989 - April 1993

Assistant Professor of Physics and Director of Campus Observatory

Promoted to Major - September 1991  

Retired April 1993

Medals, Ribbons and Wings:



Air Crew Wings

Parachute Wings

Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal

Organizational Excellence Award, Good Conduct Medal,  Occupation Army Medal

National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Short Tour Ribbon, Longevity Service Ribbon

Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Small Arms Expert Ribbon, Training Ribbon

Unit Citations

Army Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, USAF Outstanding Unit Award