Serves in the U.S. Navy as a surface line officer with time spent in Vietnam and Taiwan, later retiring as a captain in 1995.
Studies Mandarin at the Defense Language Institute in Washington, D.C.
Is a crew manager with Canadian Pacific Airlines until 1979.
Is the mayor and a member of the Auburn, CA City Council through 2014.
Receives the McCann Award for Community Service.
Holds a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star and Navy Accommodation Medal from the U.S. Navy.
Holds a Legion of Merit and Bronze Star with Combat V from the U.S. Navy.
Holds a Meritorious Service Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution.
Maintains membership with the Navy League, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Rotary Club.
Continues to offer his services as a consultant.