Twenty seven year United States Marine Corps veteran.
Served in two USMC AV-8B Harrier Squadrons as Standardization Officer, Weapons and Tactics Instructor, and Operations Officer.
Military Awards include the Legion of Merit, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Medal with "V" device for Valor and numeral three.
Combat experience - Completed 39 combat missions in the AV-8B throughout the Kuwait Theater of operations during Operation Desert Storm.
Flight Test Professional-
Graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School with more than 10 years of flight test experience.
Member of the Joint Strike Fighter Test Force and last lead government pilot for the X-35 Test Team. The only U.S. Government pilot to fly all three variants of the X-35 aircraft and flew the first ever Short Take-Off, level supersonic dash and vertical landing accomplished on a single flight. Only pilot to have flown both the X-35 and F-35.
Safely completed over 3200 hours of flight time in more than 40 different aircraft
Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
Recipient of the Tony Levier Flight Test Safety Award in 2013.
Commanded Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 with over 800 personnel responsible for safe and effective flight test on US Naval Aircraft.
Commanded the Marine Aviation Detachment at Patuxent River responsible for managing the US Marine Corps Aviation Acquisition Professional workforce.
Vice Commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB and helped establish the Joint Strike Fighter’s Initial Pilot and Maintainer Training Center.
Three Years experience in Defense Aerospace industry as a Program manager at the Director level
Accomplished Teacher and Facilitator -
Crew Resource Management Instructor and Facilitator
Instructor for the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College Distant Education program; led seminars in Theory and Nature of War, Strategy, and Operational Planning.
Instructor pilot for initial Marine Corps F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilot cadres.