Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1943. Commissioned via Air Force ROTC at Ohio State University in 1967. Retired in 1997 as Colonel. After retiring he was employed as the Senior Air Force Junior ROTC Instructor at Cactus High School, Glendale, Arizona. Contributed more than 2,000 hours serving as commander of six summer camps and twelve field training exercises, and coordinated two unique summer programs of flight training and Advanced Space Academy. Is active in advocating for the military, veterans, their dependants and survivors. Volunteers regularly at the Arizona StandDown helping homeless veterans. Chairman of the Arizona Veterans Service Advisory Commission. Past President of the Arizona Chapter MOAA and current President of the Arizona Council of Chapters MOAA. President Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society. Active member of several other veteran organizations and Rotary.