Personal Biography





Owner: Spectrum Quest; an umbrella organization consisting of business/military consulting, writing, and photography.

Consultant, Fiber Optics & Homeland Security: Consultant to Support Systems International, a 3x - Inc 500 manufacturing and distribution firm specializing in fiber optic data, video, and voice transmission products. Consultant to government agencies and government contractors on Maritime Security and WMD sensor detection/deployment concepts and equipment.

Author: To Be a U.S. Army Green Beret, Published 2005, Zenith Press

Author: A Bloody Business, Published 2006, Zenith Press Author: Holding the Line, to be released/published by Zenith Press 2007

Foreword: War Stories of the Green Berets, Published 2004, Halberstadt, Zenith Press

Foreword: Hunting Al Qaeda, Published 2005, Anonymous, Zenith Press

Photographer: Images have appeared in books, brochures, posters, billboards, ads, and calendars. Contracted to provide advertising photography for a well-knownCanadian based yoga clothing manufacturer.

Radio Talk Show Interviews: Geoff Metcalf, Sirrus Radio; Kelly Worden, On the Edge; Danny Miles, USA Network Daybreak, NPR, CNN, Air America's Mother Jones Radio, ABC radio network, and dozens of other radio shows across the nation.

Television: Dozens of appearances as a military analyst. Guest on CNN's American Morning with Miles O'Brien and interviews on News affiliates.

Speaking Engagements: Presentations at Stanford's Hoover Institute, University of California Berkeley's International House, San Francisco State College, and other academic, philanthropic, business, and government organizations. Congressional Briefings: Numerous meetings and discussions with Congressional Representatives on the subject of Gulf War Syndrome.


32 years Active and Reserve duty.

Brigade Commander: Activated, secured facilities, recruited, staffed, and trained a Brigade with subordinate units in multiple locations.

Division Chief of Staff: Supervision and coordination for the contracting, construction oversight, staffing, and personnel training for a Battle Simulation Center. Provided direction and guidance to the Division Staff and advice to four brigade commanders.

Division Operations Officer (G3): Developed training methodologies that significantly improved Lanes training. Authored a manual for soldiersreflecting combat lessons learned to enhance training realism.

Project Coordinator: Directed Army component of a joint effort with Stanford Research Institute to develop biological detection equipment for deployment to the Persian Gulf. Team Leader, NTC Observer Controller: Qualified and supervised the first USAR observer controller team at the Army’s National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

Special Forces Battalion Commander: Supervised, and/or participated annually in over a dozen national and international training exercises and operations. Directed my Special Forces unit response to rescue survivors from a Canadian aircraft crash in temperatures of 60 degrees below zero.

Special Forces Service Company Commander: Deployed this unit in support of both South Atlantic and Pacific exercises and operations. Received the Army’s “Best Aviation Unit” award with the unit’s organic aviation platoon.

Recruiting Management Officer, assigned to HQ USAREC, Ft Sheridan, IL Contracted and supervised a team of university professors and military personnel specializing in behavioral technology, curriculum design, video and audio presentation methodologies.

Defense Race Relations Institute Patrick AFB, FL: Lived and worked in squalor at a migrant farm camp as part of the live environment training.

Basic Training Company Commander: Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, Ft Ord, CA Consistently met or exceeded the performance of all basic training units in the Army. Invited to the Pentagon to personally brief the Army Chief of Staff on training methods that achieved these exceptional results.

District Senior Advisor: DienKhanh District, II Corps RVN Responsible for developing and influencing military combat operations, political, economic, agricultural, construction, health, and educational programs ina Vietnamese District consisting of513km, 14 villages and 34 hamlets. U.S. assets included Special Forces teamA502, two mobile advisory teams, and a district intelligence team. In addition to multiple levels of Vietnamese military units, I also advised a Korean battalion from the ROK White Horse Division.

Mobile Advisory Team Leader:MACCORDS II Corps, Republic of Vietnam. Trained and led three Vietnamese Regional Force Companies and eight Popular Forces units on combat operations.

Mechanized Infantry Company Commander: Company A, 2nd Battalion, 36th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armor Division, Participated in training and exercises in the Fulda Gap, Wildfliken, Hoenfels, and Grafenwöhr Germany.

Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader. Led the U.S. contingent during NATOcompetition in Holland.

Eighth Army Security Plans & Operations: On special assignment assisted U.S. Secret Service in conducting translations and establishing security prior to and during Presidential visit to Korea.

Awards & Decorations(a partial list):Combat Infantry Badge, Master Parachute Badge, Special Forces Tab, Bronze Star w/V device (2nd award) Air Medal, Army Commendation medal,RVN Cross of Gallantry w/Silver Star.

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