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A Lifetime of Experience


  • 1995 Bachelor of Arts, Geography (NEIU), Iota Pi (Geography Honors Society)

  • 2001 – 2002 Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA

  • 1989-1995 Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), Chicago IL​
    Geography: Cartography I & II, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Climate Soils & Vegetation, Landmasses, Urban Geography, Statistics, Political Science(Minor):  Introduction to Political Science, American Public Policy, Comparative Political Systems, Public Administration, Contemporary Political Philosophy.  

  • 1979-1989 College of Lake County, Grays Lake, IL 
    Geography: Physical Geography, World Regional Geography, Cultural Geography, Cultural Anthropology

  • 1977 Olivett Nazarene University, Kankakee, IL
    General Education and Chemistry


  • Life Member National Guard Association of Illinois,

  • Life Member Association of the United States Army

  • Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 4747

  • ​Bingo at Captain Lovell VA Hospital

  • ​Car Show at Captain Lovell VA Hospital

  • ​Donor at Armed Services Blood Program, Great Lakes NTC



  • Manufacturing: Ammco Tools Inc (1978-1993), Goodman Manufacturing (2003)Stainless Products INC (Temp Employee) 2014, Air Drive 2015-2018, Horizon Systems Machining 2018, Eirich 2018. Retired 2018.

  • Education: Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL) 1995-1998 & 2002-2003

  • Residential Counselor Alternative Behavior Treatment Center (ABTC) 1998-2001

  • Mobilized for Active Duty US Army Reserve 2003-2008

  • College of Lake County Student and Lab Assistant CNC Program 2014-2015


  • 1981 enlisted in Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG) Charlie Company, Waukegan.

  • 1985-1986 Attended Illinois Military Academy and Commissioned Second Lieutenant 

  • 1981-1993 B Co/178 Infantry as Rifle Platoon Leader & Executive Officer 1LT

  • 1993-1996 Commander HQ Company 1/178 Infantry and mobilized for Humanitarian Support to Flood of 1993 in East Saint Louis, Granit City and East Carondelet, IL.

  • 1996-1999 Promoted to Captain served as Battalion Intelligence Officer 1/178 Infantry

  • 2000 Volunteered to serve as Battle Captain with 44th Rear Area Operation Center in support of Kosovo Force (KFOR) Camp Able Sentry,Macedonia.

  • 2001-2003 Promoted to Major and served as Tactical Intelligence Officer 33rd Area Support Group. Completed 20 years of service and transferred to Army Reserve.

  • 2003-2008 Ft. Sheridan, Mobilized in support of Combat Operations in Iraq, where I served as Observer/Controller of Intelligence to units deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. I also served on mobile teams teaching the Military Decision Making Process to battalion staffs preparing for deployment. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)

  • 2004-2005 Volunteered for Iraq. I served as Military Advisor where I advised an Iraq general officer of Iraqi Intervention Force (counterinsurgency) in both logistics and intelligence. I also mentored select Iraqi soldier in intelligence training. Volunteered to extend my tour and transfer to Baghdad and served in the Joint Intelligence Center (J2).

  • 2008-2011 Applied for and selected for command. I served as Commander, 11th Military Intelligence Battalion, Ft McCoy, WI.

  • 2011 Volunteered for Afghanistan where I commanded an Advisor Team. My team of Active Duty Officers with support of military a police detachment from the 82nd Airborne Division, advised an Afghan Colonel, his staff of the Afghan Nation Civil Order Police (ANCOP) in their training and deployment to maintain order and foster relationships with local tribal leaders.

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