21 years 4 months in the United States Army (final rank of Lieutenant Colonel). Successfully served in multiple leadership and staff positions, the United States Central Command (Headquarters Commandant), and the Pentagon Army Staff (G3-Ops Force Development).

14 years, successful post military service, in the mortgage industry as a Mortgage Loan Officer (SouthTrust Bank, Republic Bank, Branch Banking and Trust).

3 years, successful post mortgage industry service as the Deputy Program Manager for the State Department’s Civilian Police (CIVPOL) training program in Beirut, Lebanon.

Education: MPA (Public Administration – Texas A&M University), BA (History – Texas A&M University), continuing executive education at the Armed Forces Staff College (Joint Forces Operational Planning).