I completed a career in the US Air Force serving at 14 bases and 7 overseas tours.  During my years of active duty I served as a weapons, missiles and explosives specialist, as well as the last five years as an educator.  My last two military assignments were as the Director of the Student Operations Division at the USAF Senior NCO Academy and as the Chief Enlisted Manager at the Academic Instructor School, teaching Air Force members “how to teach” at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.  After retiring from the Air Force and working as a college administrator for a semester, I joined the Academic Instructor School staff in a civil service position as the Associate Dean of Education, then Chairman of the Evaluation Department.  During this time I also taught at Auburn University at Montgomery and developed curriculum for John Patterson State Technical College.  While at the Academic Instructor School, I was selected to be the Education Advisor and Director of Curriculum at the USAF Special Operations School at Hurlburt Field FL.  I was named Dean of Academics at the newly created Joint Special Operations University where I served until I left civil service to join Booz Allen Hamilton in Huntsville, AL as the Learning Team Lead.  I completed 2 years at LG Electronics as the Senior Manager of the Training Center.  I tried to retire but I was recruited by a local company as i left LG to build a new training program for the Missile Defense Agency.  After leading the Objective Simulation Framework modeling and simulation training team for nLogic, as part of Team Teledyne in Huntsville AL for 5 years, I decided to try retiring again.   After a month I was recruited by another company to build an employee talent development program.  Once that was completed I decided to dedicate my time to part time consulting and advising work.  I am a Life Member of the Air Force Ammo Chiefs Association, the Air Force Association and the National Rifle Association.  I  am also a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), (formerly the American Society for Training and Development - ASTD) both National and North Alabama Chapter where I recently completed 2 years as the Program Chair.  I often present to ATD meetings and other local organizations, most recently in September when I spoke to the ATD Mid-South Conference in Nashville TN and conducted a very interactive session on my unique approach to Instructional Design. 



  • Training and Education (yes, there is a difference)

  • Employee and Organization Development

  • Organizational Turnaround

  • Curriculum Development and Management

  • Adult Learning: Pedagogy to Andragogy

  • eLearning Development Methodology

  • Needs Analysis

  • Instructional Systems Design

  • Return On Investment

  • Student and Program Evaluation

  • Train The Trainer


My Certifications That Count

  • DISC Facilitator

  • MBTI Certification

  • ITIL Certification

  • Occupational Instructor Certification

  • Master Instructor Certification

  • NRA Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor

  • NRA Range Safety Officer

Some Random Pics from My Very Blessed Life

Significant Awards for  Work in Talent Development

Association for Talent Development, Life Time Achievement Award Superior Performance Award, nLogic,  2015,2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Manager of the Year, LG Electronics, 2013

Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2011

USAF  Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, 2007

Air Force Special Operations Command, Civilian of the Year, GS 11-13 Category, 2000

Air University Outstanding Educator of the Year, 1997

Meritorious Service Medal, Academic Instructor School, 1992

Outstanding Instructor of the Year, Academic Instructor School, 1991

Meritorious Service Medal, USAF Senior NCO Academy, 1990

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