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For those who have asked about my military experience, I've decided to include this information which pretty much is
public record. Because I came on active duty with the United States Air Force (USAF) at the age of 22, I really don't have much
of a "civilian" job experience to talk about...so pretty much what I have done over half of my life is the service to my country.  
However, I did work as a newspaper delivery boy for a couple of years when I was about 10 years old, and later worked
cleaning tables and as a cashier in my father's restaurant when I was about 16, and also when going through college.

I retired as a Major from the USAF on 28 Feb 2005, after 24 years of active duty service.  It was a great experience which
taught me many great things, molded my character, and provided me with great leadership and management skills.  But
above all, I had the satisfaction of knowing I was contributing in some way to the defense of our great nation.

So with this preamble out of the way, lets now jump into what looks more like an structured military resume.  As always, if
you have any questions or comments, please
email me.  

COMMISSIONING DATE- 6 June 1980

DATE OF ENTRY INTO ACTIVE DUTY- 14 Feb 1981

COMMISSIONING SOURCE-  4-year program, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), Detachment 755, Rio
Piedras, Puerto Rico

EDUCATION        
1980  Bachelor of Arts degree (Cum Laude) in Social Sciences, with concentration in
Political Sciences, University of Puerto Rico
1983  Master of Sciences degree in safety, with concentration in Business
Administration/Safety Management, Central Missouri State University, Missouri
1983  U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1986  Squadron Officer School
1987  Master of Arts degree in Public Administration, with concentration in
Organizational Management, Golden Gate University, California
1991  DOD Strategic Debriefing, Combat Interrogator, and Field Interrogation
Operation Courses
1992  Military Counter-Narcotics Course
1993  Military Introduction to Intelligence Reporting Course
1995  Academic Instructor School Course
1996  USAF Command and Staff College

ASSIGNMENTS
1.   February 1981-June 1981, student, 4315th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB),
California (Strategic Air Command-SAC)
2.   June 1981-August 1983, Deputy, Commander, and Instructor of Missile Combat Crews,
508th  Strategic Missile Squadron, 351 Strategic Missile Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
(SAC)
3.   August 1983- December 1983, Distinguished Graduate student, 868th Tactical Missile
Training Squadron, 868th Tactical Missile Training Group, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
(Tactical Air Command-TAC)
4.   January 1984-December 1984, Instructor Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) and
Deputy Missile Launch Officer, 302nd Tactical Missile Squadron, 487th Tactical Missile Wing,
Comiso AS, Sicily, Italy (United States Air Forces in Europe-USAFE)
5.   January 1985-October 1987, GLCM Operations Procedures Instructor and Chief,
Operations Academic Instructor, 868th Tactical Missile Training Squadron, 868th Tactical
Missile Training Group, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (TAC)
6.   November 1987-December 1989, Exchange Officer (English Instructor and Head of   
theLanguage  Department), Escuela de Capacitación y Perfeccionamiento, Lima, Peru
7.   January 1990-August 1990, student, Intelligence School, Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo,
Texas (ATC)
8.   August 1990-December 1992, Deputy Chief, Combined Collection Division, Det 5,  
Homestead AFB, Florida (Air Intelligence Agency-AIA)
9.   January 1993-July 1995, Report Officer and Plans & Policy Intel Officer, 497th Intelligence
Wing, Bolling AFB, D.C (Assigned to Defense Intelligence Agency-DIA)
10. July 1995-March 1999, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and Commandant of
Cadets, AFROTC Det 755, Rio Piedras,  Puerto Rico (Air Education & Training Command-
AETC)
11. March 1999-July 1999, Deputy Chief of Plans Division, HQ 12 AF, Davis-Monthan AFB,
Tucson, Arizona (Air Combat Command-ACC)
12. July 1999-June 2001, Chief, Latin America Southern Cone Strategic & Politico-Miitary
Officer, HQ 12 AF, Americas Division, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (ACC)
13. June 2001- February 2005, Faculty Member and Advisor, Exchange Officer Program, Uruguayan
Air Force Air Command & Staff College, Montevideo, Uruguay

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1986 Tactical Air Command Missile Operations Instructor of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant         6 June 1980
First Lieutenant              6 June 1982
Captain                           6 June 1984
Major                              1 Mar 1993


As you can see, I have had an interesting life in the military.  I have been able to work in the best job in the world, serving my
country in the premier air force of the world...the United States Air Force!
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