Born: 15 August 1944, Philadelphia, PA. Attended elementary and High School in Adamsville, TN
BS, USMA, 1966 MS UNR 1986 MS VA Tech 1997
After graduation from the United States Military Academy I served two tours in Vietnam, one as an Advisor and the other with the 1 st Cavalry Division. After five years on active duty, I left the service to enter civilian life, and then returned to Active Duty with the Army National Guard. I served as an ROTC Instructor in Reno, in Panama as the ARNG Staff Engineer and in Germany as the ARNG Advisor to Fifth Corps. I finished my service with the Army National Guard Headquarters in Arlington, VA as the ARNG Energy Program Manager and retired in January 1996.
After retiring, I have founded two companies involving environmental work, I founded E&E Tech in 1996, and then founded SEMI in 1998 after moving to Sarasota, FL. I have been involved with our local community since moving, in the Military Officers Association of Sarasota, The Friends of the Manatee River, Woodland Park HOA, JFCS Veterans Committee, Florida Council of Chapters-MOAA, Sister Cities of Sarasota and the German-American Club of Sarasota.
With MOAA, I have served as a local Chapter President five (5) times, served on the MOAS Board almost continually since 1998, As Secretary, and VP, and IPP. I served for 4 years on the FCOC Board , 2 as VP and 2 As President, with another 6 years as IPP and 4 years as Convention Coordinator.