Completed the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger school in 1981 while attending Texas A&M University.
Graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne School in 1982 while a cadet at Texas A&M University.
Commissioned into the U.S. Army Infantry as a Second Lieutenant in 1982.
Air Assault Infantry Platoon Leader, 101st Airborne Division, 1983-1984. Provided training and tactical deployment for 45 soldiers. Awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
Air Assault Anti-Tank Company Executive Officer, 101st Airborne Division, 1984-1985. Responsible for the logistic support of 90 soldiers and 40 vehicles, and accountable for $15 million in equipment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Promoted to First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1984.
Air Assault School Operations Officer, 1985-1986. Coordinated and conducted training in air operations for some 10,000 soldiers per year.
Infantry Battalion Scout Platoon Leader, 1986-1987. Led 35 air assault scouts on operations. Awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
Promoted to Captain in the U.S. Army in 1987.
Senior Ranger Instructor, 6th Ranger Training Battalion, 1987-1989. Responsible for tactical and leadership training of approximately 500 Army Rangers per year at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Ranger Training Company Commander, 1989-1990. Coordinated and conducted training for roughly 1,000 Army Rangers per year. Awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
Long Range Surveillance Detachment Commander, South Korea, 1990-1991. Responsible for infiltrating paratroopers behind enemy lines for the 2nd Army Infantry Division. Awarded the Overseas Ribbon.
Headquarters Company Commander, South Korea, 1991-1992. Responsible for training over 300 soldiers, accounting for some $30 million in equipment, and maintaining a fleet of over 60 vehicles. Awarded the Army Achievement Medal twice, in addition to the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Overseas Ribbon.
Senior Army ROTC Instructor and Operations Officer, Notre Dame University, 1992-1994. Trained some 250 cadets, leading them to regional and national competitions. Awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Meritorious Service Medal.
Promoted to Major upon entering the U.S. Army Reserves in 1994.
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