Born in North Adams, Massachusetts in 1939. Active duty US Marine Corps for 29 years serving in Vietnam and retiring as a Colonel in 1988. Currently serving as Hearing Officer Judge, City of Scottsdale, Arizona including educating youth about the court system. Awarded Eagle Rank and serves as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for most of 60 years on both the unit level and in various capacities with the Grand Canyon Council, BSA. Active in the Phoenix Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting and a 4th Degree member Knights of Columbus. Active in Cave Creek American Legion Post 34 Family and Youth Program and as Judge Advocate. Is life member of the Legion of Valor, VFW, and DAV. He continues to serve the youth of our country.