US Marine Corps Veteran -

  • 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. 

Experienced Leader-

  • 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.