- BS University of Maryland;
- MBA Pepperdine University;
- Naval Flight School;
- Naval War College;
- Defense Systems Management College.
- Military experience:
- Retired Colonel, United States Marine Corps;
- Combat veteran.
- 872 combat missions during two tours in Vietnam, one tour flying helicopter gunships, one tour flying attack jets.
- Over eight years in command, major leadership positions.
- Have managed multi-million dollar programs for the Department of the Navy.
- Never had a program schedule slip or cost over run.
- Private industry.
- Held senior management positions with private industry.
- Two daughters, two step children (one daughter, one son).