Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Michigan Technological University. Military Education: Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses Airborne School Ranger School Master Fitness Course Junior Officer Maintenance Course Bradley Leader’s Course Combined Arms Services Staff School Operations Research and Systems Analysis Course Command and General Staff College Certifications/Awards: -Two Bronze Star Medals -Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters -Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters -Army Achievement Medal -Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Southwest Asia Medal with two Battle Stars -Afghanistan Campaign Medal -Korea Defense Service Medal -Overseas Service Ribbon -Army Service Ribbon -NATO Medal -Kuwait Liberation Medal -Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star -Expert Infantryman’s Badge, -Ranger Tab -Parachutist Badge
- Retired Lieutenant Colonel from Army- over 20 years of service
- 11 years as high school Army JROTC instructor
- 3 years as Adjunct Professor (ROTC) at Ripon College, Wisconsin
Army JROTC Senior Army 9-12
Leadership Education and Training 1 - 4
The Madison County High School Cadet Battalion has earned the highest JROTC accreditation ranking of Honor Unit With Distinction for ten years running.
I am married to the former Kyrin Smith of Marquette, MI and we have two grown daughters, Rachel and Shannon. My interests include enjoying family time with my children and grandchildren, tournament bass fishing, and hunting.