Graduated High School in 1965, 33 students in the graduating class. Graduated from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a minor in Military Science (ROTC!). I should have been in the graduating class of 1969, but I was holding off as long as possible. I'm not actually sure when I got my diploma. I did get a Master of Engineering Degree from Boston University in 1974 majoring in Engineering Management.
Sometime during my college career I figured out I would never be able to avoid the military (especially since they kept trying to draft me), so I joined the Army ROTC program. I was commissioned 2nd Lt. in the Army Corps of Engineers in 1971. While attending Basic Officer Training Class at Ft. Belvoir Va, I volunteer for an extra year in order to be assigned to Germany. Served as platoon leader Company C, 23rd Combat Engineer Bn. in Hanau Germany. Later served as Staff Engineer at DISCOM Hqtrs, Frankfurt Germany until my discharge in 1974.
I've always been a history buff, so
working in europe was like going
to heaven. After my discharge from the Army, I went to work for
Army post/facilities engineers in Mainz Germany. I started out as
Chief of the Contract Inspection Branch, (don't forget, I was an
by an Act of Congress) After getting my ME degree, I later moved
on to Chief of Management Engineering & Systems Branch, Master
Property Branch, Engineering Plans & Services Division and
Resources Management Division. Regardless of the job title, the
mission was to keep the toilets running. I finished my career
as a Staff Engineer for U.S. Army South Headquarters in Panama.
job was mainly to help process the paperwork to close down the
by the year 2000. Not nearly as exciting and rewarding as fixing
toilets. I spent 7 years in Germany and most of the last 19 years
here in Panama. I took early retirement (age 51) and I plan to
in Panama for a while, maybe even learn to speak Spanish.
|Some day I'll tell you all about
my hobbies, collections, and interests
which are forever changing.
Last revised 26 January 2009