I served in the United States Marine Corps from 1964 till 1976. I attended boot camp at San Diego Calif. and completed training at Camp Pendleton Calif. I was assigned to Kilo 4th Battalion 13th Marines, 5th Marine Division in Okinawa, deployed to Viet Nam in 1965 and was transferred to the 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. While in Viet Nam he was located at I Corps in the Leatherneck Square area. I routinely rotated between Dong Ha, Gio Linh, Cam Lo and Con Thien.
During this time with the Battery I served as a Field Artillery Fire Controlman and Forward Observer. After completing my first tour I was transferred to H & S Company 3rd Recon Battalion during the Tet Offensive and follow up period. I was later transferred to Camp Pendleton and was Chief Instructor at the Field Artillery Scout Observers School.
Released from active duty in 1968 I joined the Marine Corps Reserve Weapons Company, 1st Battalion 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division in Houston, Texas and served as Operations Chief of the 81mm Mortar Platoon.
I completed his BS in Engineering from the University of Houston, a Masters Graduate Certificate in Construction Management, Texas A&M University and Masters Graduate Certificate in Management, Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Management.
I have over forty-three years’ experience, which have been in the oil, gas, power, and petrochemical industries. I served as Project Director, Senior Project Manager Engineering and Construction for projects throughout the US and international assignments including: Canada, Angola, Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong, Philippines, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Japan, Kuwait, Iraq, Nigeria, Ghana and Jordan.
My wife Jo and I have been married for forty-seven years and they have 2 children and one grandchild.