"Distinguishing between combat veterans and non-combat veterans would be very easy. It would just be a matter of determining identifiers based on location of service and type of duty served, for a designated certain amount of time served in the…"
" I don't understand why the so called representatives don't see that they are undermining their own validity with the Men and Women of Our Armed forces by cutting their "earnings" and benefits. Not a good way to cultivate a…"
I can see the point of your statement and there are certainly places to cut expenditures in the defense budget. Eliminating non-essential OCONUS bases is certainly a possibility. That amongst other options all have to be…"
Coaching Track and Field (Mentoring youth)Motorcycle riding
Public Service / Politics
I enjoy reading about the experiences of great coaches / leaders. Also, American History.
Some of My favorite movies are:
- Field of Dreams
- Band of Brothers series
Born December 22, 1963; the son of a housewife and a papermaker, in a small town in Northern New York.
Graduated High School in 1982.
Left college and joined the US Army to support his young family 1983.
Received an honorable discharge from the active duty Army but continued to serve in the US Army Reserves and the Vermont Army National Guard until 2007 and retire cas a Senior Non Commissioned Officer. Meanwhile maintained jobs as a surgical technician, medical sales representative, and athletic coach.
In 2005-2006, mobilized to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Senior combat medic of his Army task force battalion in Ramadi, Iraq. Received the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Medical Badge for meritorious service during combat operations.
Married,and with his wife Carol, raised five children. Grandfather of one (so far).
Presently the Chief Operations Officer of a million dollar non-profit ambulance and rescue service.
Maintain an Associates Degree in Liberal Studies and will complete Bachelors degree in Professional Studies & Organizational leadership in December 2011.
Volunteer Organizations, Associations & Groups
-Governor Appointed Trustee to the Board of Directors for the Vermont Veterans Home
-Member the American Legion, Post 27
-Member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, VT Chapter 26-1
-Chairman of a local church administrative council