I was drafted into the Army in April 1962 and served enlisted tours with the 5th Special Forces Group and the Army Security Agency. After being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the in the Field Artillery,
I went on to serve a series of officer assignments at various levels from Detachment to Department of Army. My officer assignments include command at both Battery and Battalion level. I served two tours of duty in Vietnam,
three tours of duty in Germany,
a tour of duty in Korea and numerous tours stateside and special assignments.
My military education includes the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. I have a BS in Business Management from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and a MA in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma with post graduate work at the University of Oklahoma.
I retired at the rank of Colonel. My wife Joan and I have four children and reside in Lawton,
Oklahoma. My work history includes: Institutional Aid and Swim Instructor,
Central Wisconsin Colony Hospital and Training School for the Mentally Challenged; Program Administrator for the Agent Orange Class Assistance Program for the State of Oklahoma; Access Program Coordinator; the program served veteran’s families,
pregnant teens and teen parents,
and the Director of Veterans Family Services where I still serve now
In addition to serving as a Board of Director at Large,
I serve as the Chair of the Government Affairs committee and I am a member of the Minority Affairs Committee,
the Veterans Benefits Committee and the National Convention Committee. I served as the Chair of the 2012 Leadership and Training Conference.
On the state level,
I serve as the as the Chairman of the Oklahoma Veterans Council and the Chief Service Officer for VVA for the State of Oklahoma.Send Email