Join date: Jun 12, 2021


The summer of my sophomore year of college, I graduated Great Lakes Basic in 1968 in a reserve pilot training program (AVROC) and entered flight school in 1970. Dut due to a flight instructor shortage halfway through training, in late 1971, I was re-assigned to the CO Rung-Sat Special zone staff in-country during the Vietnam Conflict. I returned to the GOT as DESRON 1 navigator and was released from active duty in 1974 to return to my doctoral studies in psychology. I was reactivated by BUMED in 1982 to run a navywide study of shipboard health service delivery followed by various studies of various BUMED officer communities. Subsequently, I served in OPNAV and ONR and was detailed to a variety of research positions including two White House details. During the last third of my Navy career, I provided direct support to OPNAV and JCS on a variety of special classified studies. I retired a Captain after 32 years and began a second career as a program official and faculty member at NIH until final retirement in 2012.