"Thirty years, man and boy!"
US Army Active/Reserve (1967-97):
Officer, Field Artillery and Judge Advocate General's Corps
(Desert Storm: 1990-91); enlisted (Vietnam: 1967-68).
South Carolina Military Department (2009-2016): Joint Services Detachment.
Rank: Colonel (SCMD JSD Retired); Lieutenant Colonel (US Army Retired).
Field Artillery: Battery Commander and various
officer and enlisted battery-level positions (Vietnam, Fort Sill, Fort Polk,
Germany); Guard Platoon Leader during Cuban Refugee Crisis (Fort Chaffee);
Instructor, US Army Field Artillery School, Department of Combat
Judge Advocate: Supervised legal services team, trial defense team, and legal assistance office,
served as action officer for War Crimes Documentation Center (Desert Shield/Desert Storm), taught Military Law and Justice at as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Military Science at
The Citadel, prosecuted courts-martial, and prepared wills and legal opinions. Currently serves as Deputy Director, Legal Affairs, Joint Services Detachment, SC Military Department.
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Forces Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
Meritorious Unit Citation Badge with One Oak Leaf Cluster
National Defense Service Medal with One Bronze Service Star
Vietnam Service Medal with Four Bronze Service Stars
Southwest Asia Service Medal with Two Bronze Service Stars
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" and Bronze Hourglass Devices
Army Service Ribbon
RVN Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation Badge
RVN Civil Actions Honor Medal Unit Citation Badge
RVN Vietnam Campaign Medal
KSA Liberation of Kuwait Medal
Kuwaiti Liberation of Kuwait Medal
Expert Rifle Badge (M14 and M16)
Expert Pistol Badge (.45cal and 9mm)
Distinguished Military Graduate, The University of Oklahoma
United States Army
The University of Oklahoma ROTC
South Carolina Military Department, Joint Services Detachment