American Military University, West Virginia
BA Emergency and Disaster Management
Certified ICS 300, 400 and graduated Suma Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA
In 2016 I graduated at the age of 51. It was a life-long goal of mine to one day finish college. I started taking classes when I was in the Army, but then life, work, marriage, and children were more important to me. As time went on I really wanted to finish what I started. It took me almost 33 years to do it, but I graduated. And I paid for it one class at a time. It took some long nights and weekends, but I did it. Walking across that stage was one of the proudest days of my life.
National Command Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
In-Resident Commander’s Course
I am a volunteer in the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Going to Maxwell and studying with some of the brightest minds in CAP was a real highlight of my life. The school taught me about leadership and command at the national level working with Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels from all over the country. Their insight has been an inspiration to me.
Osceola High School, Wisconsin
I started Osceola Elementary School and graduated from Osceola High School in 1984. I have life long friends that were in kindergarten with me all the way to graduation day. My best friend Larry Rogers and I even joined the Army together and jointly went to Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. We graduated as Infantrymen, 11B.