At the age of 17 with a signature from my mother I joined the United States Army. I was trained as an Operating room technician and medic. Highest rank achieved is Sgt. E-5. Honorably discharged April 1997. Duty stations include Fort Sill, OK, Fort Sam Houston, TX, Fort Ord, Ca, 63rd ARCOM, CA.
My life since 2005 has been in the service of others especially those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. These efforts have led me to receive multiple awards of appreciation including Congressional letters of achievement. I have had many opportunities to convey a message of hope on TV and radio with regards to the help AMVETS gives to countless Veterans. I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead by example each and every day. My motto has been and will remain.
“TOGETHER WE CAN”