Is born in Lawrenceville, GA, to parents Herman John Swayne Jr. and Mary Jane Stamps.
Graduates from Hauppauge High School in Hauppauge, New York.
Undertakes coursework in liberal arts at what is now Rochester College.
Serves as a petty officer in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1973, during which time he is stationed on the U.S.S. Ranger and works on radar systems.
Receives a National Defense Service Medal.
Earns a Vietnam Service Medal from the Republic of Vietnam.
Is bestowed with a Good Conduct Medal from the United States Navy.
Undertakes coursework in physics at Abilene Christian University.
Is a software engineer at the Heath Company through 1993.
Is a firmware engineer at American Megatrends through 2020.
Commences his retirement.