Dr. McNeal is born in Glendale, California to Darrell Glenn and Elizabeth Bessie McNeal.
Dr. McNeal serves as an operations officer in the 125th Composite Squadron, and a pilot in the 2848th Air Base Wing of the United States Air Force.
Dr. McNeal becomes a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force at Norton AFB in San Bernardino, California.
Dr. McNeal serves as a horse handler in the Animal Husbandry Department of California State Polytechnic University.
Dr. McNeal marries Nancy Coles Wilkie.
Dr. McNeal receives a Bachelor of Science in animal husbandry from California State Polytechnic University.
Dr. McNeal becomes co-owner and manager of Quaking Aspen Ranch.
While serving as a graduate research assistant, Dr. McNeal receives a Master of Science in animal breeding and range management from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Dr. McNeal becomes certified in radiological monitoring by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dr. McNeal becomes a professor in the Animal Science Department of California State Polytechnic University.
Dr. McNeal becomes a seasonal staff scientist at the United States Sheep Experiment Station of the Department of Agriculture.
Dr. McNeal becomes founding director of the Navajo Sheep Project at Utah State University. He is credited with saving and breeding the Navajo-Churro sheep for the benefit of Navajo and Hispanic cultures.
Dr. McNeal receives a Doctor of Philosophy in physiology of reproduction and range science from Utah State University.
Dr. McNeal becomes an associate staff scientist at the International Sheep and Goat Institute, and a professor in the Department of Animal, Dairy, & Veterinary Science at Utah State University.
Dr. McNeal becomes co-founder of the American Polypay Sheep Association.
Dr. McNeal becomes a founding board member of the American Sheep Center.
Dr. McNeal serves as a technical consultant for the Navajo Sheep Project.
Dr. McNeal becomes a certified OFDA Australian Wool Tester through the American Sheep Industry Association.
Dr. McNeal receives the USU Robbins Award of Undergraduate Faculty Member of the Year.
Dr. McNeal is honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.