USMC/USMCR (Qualified Marksman with M1 Garand rifle and Expert Marksman M1911A1 pistol) 1956-1961
Retired USAF Senior NCO (Qualified Expert M16) 1961-1978
USAF certified Master Instructor
Viet Nam Veteran (VSM, VCM, Bronze Star, AFCM, Navy Valorous Unit Award, etal) (USAF enlisted, assigned 21st Tass (Nah Trang AFB, RVN) with duty at Det B52 (Project Delta), 5th Special Forces, 1st Special Forces Group, US Army) 1967-1968
SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION TRAINING DIVISION (SAFTD) CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR FOR F.A.S.T. (FUNDAMENTALS AND SAFETY TRAINING) HANDGUN, DEFENSIVE HANDGUN 1 and 2, F.A.S.T. CARBINE AND DEFENSIVE CARBINE 1.
SAFTD Certified Range Safety Officer
NRA Life Member
NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Reloading
NRA Refuse to be a Victim Seminar Facilitator
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
Life member VFW Post 6557, Pleasant Hill, Ohio (serving as Post Adjutant and Junior Vice Commander)
American Legion Post 43, Troy, Ohio member
Completed Penn-Foster Career Technical School, Gun Smithing Program
Completed Second Amendment Foundation Training Division (SAFTD) Range Safety Officer; F.A.S.T. Handgun and Defensive Handgun I and 2, Student and Instructor; F.A.S.T. Carbine and Defensive Carbine 1, Student and Instructor Courses; and F.A.S.T. Shotgun Student Course.
Red Cross Certified First Aid/CPR/AED for Emergency Trauma Treatment.