Enlisted in US Air Force in March 1968.
Completed Basic Training, followed by
Technical Training as a Munitions Maintenance Specialist.
Stationed in U-Tapao
Royal Thai AFB, March 1969-January 1970 and Udorn Royal
Thai AFB March 1971-
January 1972 as a Munitions Maintenance Specialist in
support of the Vietnam
Served in the New Jersey Air National Guard, 108
th Tactical Fighter Wing, McQuire
AFB May 1977 through April 1983 as a Munitions
Maintenance Specialist in
support of operations with F105 and F4 aircraft. From
November 1984 through
October 2007 served in the new Jersey Air National Guard,
108 th Tactical Fighter
Wing then 108 th Aircraft Refueling Wing in the following
Maintenance Specialist, KC-135 Aircraft Crew Chief, First
Sergeant and Command
Chief Master Sergeant.
Deployed as Munitions Maintenance Specialist in
support of F-4 operations to
numerous locations including Norway and Ecuador.
Deployed as KC 135 Crew Chief in support of
numerous Conus and Oconus
operations including Spain, Italy, and Turkey.
Deployed as First Sergeant in support of
Operation Northern Watch, Incirlik AB
Turkey, August 2001 through September 2001.
Mobilized First Sergeant in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom Sultanate of
Oman, December 2001 through March 2002.
Retired in October 2007 as Command Chief Master
Sergeant with over 35 years
total military service.