Airplane Single Engine Land
Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument
Airplane Multiengine Land
Air Transport Pilot
Type Ratings: B-757, B-767, B-747, and B-777.
Total Military Time: 4,537 hours.
Total Civilian Time: 9,188 hours.
Total Flight Time: 13,725 hours.
Flight Officer, United Airlines, B737, B747, B757, B767, B777.
Professional Pilot with United Airlines with type ratings in the B747, B757, B767, and B777. Areas of operation include North America and Hawaii along with China, Thailand, Korea, Japan, South America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Retired Colonel, commanded at multiple levels in the Air Force to include Flight Commander, Squadron Operations Officer, Squadron Commander, Operations Group Commander, and most recently, Air Commander of the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Responsible for an annual budget in excess of $40 million and supervised over 350 full time and 1200 part time personnel. Piloted over 4300 hours in the F-16 fighter aircraft and served four combat tours in the Middle East. Qualified as an Instructor Pilot, Standardization Evaluation Pilot, and Mission Commander in the F-16 aircraft.
USAF Fighter Weapons School Instructor Pilot and Academic Instructor.
Developed courseware in Computed Weapons Delivery for both conventional and nuclear weapons, Air to Air munitions, Targeting Pod, and Night Vision Goggle employment. Wrote and implemented the first Computer Weapons Delivery program which was further developed and adopted Air Force wide in the early 1990s. Developed and implemented the first computerized briefing room which was adopted by the Air Force in the late 1990s.
Masters in Aviation Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1989.
Bachelor of Science, Physics, University of New Hampshire, 1981, Honor Graduate.
Air War College, 2001.
Air Command and Staff College, 1997.
USAF F-16 Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nevada, 1988, Distinguished Graduate.
Squadron Officer School, 1987.
USAF F-16 Training, 1983.
USAF Fighter Lead-In Training, 1982.
USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training, 1982.
Legion of Merit, two Air Medals, Aerial Achievement Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Accommodation Medals, two Air Force Achievement Medals, ten Combat Readiness Medals. Outstanding Instructor pilot, USAF Fighter Weapons School, 1991. USAF AMRAAM School, 1991. USAF LANTIRN School, 1992. Outstanding Student Award, Physics, University of New Hampshire, 1979.
Disabled American Veteran; Veterans of Foriegn Wars, Air Line Pilots Association; AOPA; President and Founder of Grand Aces Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization; past President of Tulsa Youth Hockey Association; prior Chairman Board of Directors for STARBASE Oklahoma; Life member of the Air Force Association.