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My wife Carol and I have a home in Salisbury, MD that sits next to a 108 acre bass fishing pond, and we have children and grand children living next door. Now retired from full time employment, Carol is a part time consultant, and I am a near fulltime stock market investor. We spend our leisure time traveling from coast to coast and boarder to border in our motor home. Now for a tutorial on my personal and professional history.
After my graduation from NCHS in 1960, I attended Casper College for one year and then transferred to the University of Wyoming at Laramie. While there, I became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and joined Air Force ROTC. In August of 1964, I graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Commission as an Air Force Second Lieutenant. In September, 1964, the Air Force assigned me to Navigator School at James Connelly AFB, Waco, Texas, for one year, where graduated with an Aeronautical Rating of Navigator.
The following is a summary of the remainder of my Air Force career:
Reassigned to Stead AFB, Reno, Nevada, for “Cold War” survival school, and then to Mather AFB, Sacramento, California, for Electronic Warfare School and I flew training missions to learn radar jamming techniques. Reassigned to Castle AFB, Atwater, California, for B-52 Combat Crew Training, and then to March AFB, Riverside, CA as a B-52 Combat Crew member for enroute celestial navigation and target area bomber defense. Later in support of the Vietnam War, my crew and I deployed to Anderson AFB, Guam, Kadena AFB, Okinawa, and U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pew6Ktw2KIY), where I flew over 100 B-52 combat missions over North and South Vietnam. Reassigned in 1971 to Altus AFB, Altus, Oklahoma, for C-141 Transport navigator training, then to McCord AFB, Tacoma, Washington, as a C-141 combat support navigator where I navigated a C-141 transport 15 times in one year from McCord AFB across the Pacific Ocean to combat support missions in South Vietnam. After one year at McCord, I was reassigned to Luke AFB, AZ for F-4 Phantom II Jet Fighter (back seat) Training, and then Ubon Royal Thai Air Base, Ubon, Thailand (http://us-mil-thai.tripod.com/id11.html), where I flew 30 F-4D combat missions in the little known war in Cambodia.
Reassigned to Nellis AFB, Nevada, for F-4C Wild Weasel training, and then Spangdahlem AFB, Spangdahlem, Germany, as a member of a Tactical Fighter Wing, I flew enemy air defense suppression training missions for 3 years in support of and in conjunction with our NATO allies in Europe. Reassigned to Shiraz Air Force Base, Shiraz, Iran, as a United States Military Advisor to the Iranian Air Force, I flew as an advisor on simulated combat training missions with Iranian pilots in Iranian F-4Es. After one year, I was reassigned to the Canadian National Defense Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Directorate of Electronic Warfare, as a NATO Exchange Officer for two years.
Reassigned and released to the Rated Supplement to work as an Electronics Engineer in Air Force Systems Command, I was reassigned to Los Angeles Air Force Station, El Segundo, California and managed projects for two years related to new and emerging technologies for space systems. Reassigned to Headquarters Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Camp Springs, Maryland, I managed new concepts and initiatives projects for space systems, and later, was assigned to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program office where for three years I manage projects related to kinetic energy weapons and space nuclear power. Later, I was reassigned to the Special Programs Office, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC for three years to work on classified projects.
Reassigned to the Air Force Frequency Management Agency, Washington, DC for three years as the Chief of the Agency’s Systems Division, I was responsible to engineer spectrum support for all Air Force systems that utilize the electromagnetic spectrum. Near the end of 1992 as a Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years of commissioned service, I retired from the Air Force.
The following is a summary of my civilian career:
Obtained employment as a support contractor for the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Department of the Navy. Later, I was hired as a Navy Civil Service Full Time Employee at the Naval Electromagnetic Spectrum Center, Washington, DC, working to engineer spectrum support for all Navy and Marine Corps systems that utilize the electromagnetic spectrum.
Obtained employment at Headquarters, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Washington, DC, as a GS-15 Senior Electronics Engineer and as a Federal Agent in the Enforcement Bureau, where I worked on a multitude of projects regarding rule enforcement for all non-Federal Government systems that utilize the electromagnetic spectrum. Later, I was assigned to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, and worked on a multitude of projects regarding continuity of government, national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP), and classified projects. I retired from the FCC and the Federal Civil Service on December 31st, 2014, after a total of 50 years of public service.
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