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Title: Lieutenant Colonel (US Army)
Department: Military Science Dept. Chair
Number of years at Eastern: One Week
Brief personal/professional description: I am originally from Colorado and received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where I studied Aeronautical Science with an emphasis in Space. After graduation I commissioned as an active duty Air Defense officer through the ROTC program. I have served in various assignments to include in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Australia, and Guam. My last assignment before arriving at EWU was as the Army chief of operations inside the Air & Space Operations Center at Hickam Field, Hawaii. I live here in Cheney with my wife and two kids. My family and I are looking forward to being part of the EWU community and positively impacting the lives of cadets in the university’s ROTC program.
Favorite book: The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (460-400 B.C.) and A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy
Favorite movie: Just about any movie directed by Akira Kurosawa, most notably Rashomon, The Hidden Fortress, and Seven Samurai.
Favorite quote: “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” –Mark Twain
Favorite vacation: Any place in Hawaii
If I could do anything today I would: Learn to master playing my ukulele.