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. I retired at the rank of Colonel.
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.
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.
My wife Joan and I have four children and reside in Lawton, Oklahoma.Send Email