Enlisted US Navy September 1981, Served on submarines Pintado, San Francisco, Albuquerque, and Pittsburgh as Fire Control Technician retiring in 2002 as FTC/SS.
Awarded Navy Commendation, Navy Achievement (2), Navy Expeditionary (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary, Armed Forces Achievement, Nato Medal, Sea Service Ribbon (6), Arctic Service, etc.
Joined VFW in 2006 as a Life Member. Served as Post Trustee. Post Commander-6yrs, District 2 Judge Advocate, 2015 - 2016 Selected as Captain of All State Commanders- Post selected as National Community Service Award Winner 2016, 2017 – 2018 Department Americanism Chairman, 2017 – 2018 Department POW / MIA Chairman.