Served in the Air Force 1973 - 1977 active duty, rank E5 Senior Airman
Basic Training, Lackland Air Force Base TX
MOS Training, Keesler Air Force Base MS
Stationed, Holbrook, AZ - SAC, Combat Evaluation Group
Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal
Took part in the B1, Lancer bomber test program.
Army Reserve 1985-2004, rank E7 Sergeant First Class and retirement
Served with the 389th Combat Heavy Engineering Battalion: Co. B Decorah, Co. A Iowa City and HQ Dubuque.
Overseas Training Missions: Honduras (3 trips), Guatemala (2 trips, one for humanitarian), Panama (1 trip), El Salvador (1 trip) and Germany (2 trips).
Combat tour: 2003-2004 Baghdad, Iraq.
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (9 awards)
Army Service Ribbon
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3 awards)
Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal w/ Hour Glass and “M”
Humanitarian Service Medal
War on Terrorism Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
National Defense Service Medal (2nd & 3rd awards)
USAR Achievement Medal (4 awards)
Army Achievement Medal (4 awards)
Army Commendation Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Combat Action Badge
Army Meritorious Unit Award
Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation