Graduates from Medical Lake High School in Washington.
Undertakes basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, where he also receives advanced individual training.
Begins service in the United States Army, during which time he contributes as a mechanic on heavy and light wheeled vehicles.
Completes Headstart program at Camp Peri in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Completes primary leadership development course at Fort Hood, Texas.
Is a shop foreman in Korea.
Advances to become a squad leader while serving in Korea; Is stationed at Fort Lewis, WA, where he serves as NCOIC and is selected to assist the U.S. Army Rangers.
Finishes basic noncommissioned officers course at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
Is an inspector of training exercise equipment and helps to develop a driver training program while stationed in the Netherlands until 1989.
Is assigned as an instructor in Edgewood, MD, until 1993, during which time he achieves the position of master instructor.
Completes advanced noncommissioned officers course at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
Serves as the noncommissioned officer in charge of operations at Grafenwöhr, Germany until 1995.
Retires from the military at the rank of sergeant first class.