Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Acommendation Medal (with one oak leaf cluster)
Air Force Achievement Medal (with one oak leaf cluster)
National Defense Service Medal
Active duty from 2 October 1980- December 31- 1992. Individual Ready Reserve from 1 January 1993- 1 March 2017. I attained the rank of Major USAF/ IRR on January 13, 1995.
6595 Test and Evaluation Group at Vandenberg AFB, CA. August 1989- 31 December 1992. I served as the space Shuttle Test Director for the Chemical Release Observation on shuttle Mission STS-39. I also served as Chief of the Program Management Branch.
US Air Force Officer's Training School,
Lackland AFB, TX.
2 October 1980- 13 January 1981.
I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant
The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, CA. 15 August 1983- 15 April 1985. I went there to work on a MS in electrical engineering, but I left with another BS.
513 Test Squadron at Offutt AFB, NE.
26 April 1985- 15 August 1989. We tested electronic warfare systems and tactics for the bomber fleet of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). This fleet was composed of B-52s, FB-111s, B-1s and the B-2 bombers. I served as the B- 52 Engineering Branch Chief and as a flight test engineer. I flew many test and training missions, primarily on board the B-52.
The Ballistic Missile Office at Norton AFB, CA
19 January 1981- 10 August 1983
I began work testing payloads as a systems integrator in Advanced Ballistics RE- Entry Systems (ABREES).
I then served as a Site Activation TAsk Force (SATAF) team chief. I commanded this 80 man unit on the road for five of the six ballistic missile wings. We deployed a Command, Control, and Communications (C3) system for the Minuteman Ballistic missile force.