Born in Piqua, Ohio in 1948. Active duty, US Navy, Shipboard Sailor, 1967-1971, with service in the Republic of Vietnam. Dennis graduated with a degree in Architectural Engineering, ITT Technical Institute in 1973. He worked with numerous construction and architectural companies in Ohio and the East Coast, including a supervisory position at a steel company located at a nuclear power plant in Waterford, Connecticut. In 1999 he joined the VFW and served five consecutive years as Post Commander. He also served as Post Fundraising Chairman, helping to raise over $8,000 for the Patriotic Youth Program. Since moving to Arizona, Dennis has served twice as Post Commander of VFW Post 10695, Sun City West and spearheaded Post fundraising efforts for the last eight years; raising over $80,000 to support various veterans and youth programs.