Government is appointed by God as His servant to encourage good and restrain evil to the end that all people are blessed and His people are enabled to live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness.
Sergeant major MSARNG, 1969—1995. Fire chief Senatobia Fire Department, 1982—2000. Director Tate County Emergency Management Agency, 1995—2000.
Executive director Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Jackson, 2000—2006. Retired, 2006
Governors homeland security advisor State of Mississippi, Jackson, 2002—2004. Board directors Central United States Earthquake Consortium, Memphis, 2000—2006, chairman board directors, 2004—2005.
Fire coordinator Tate County, Senatobia, Mississippi, 1988—2000. President Tate County E911 Board, Senatobia, 1993—2000.
- Achievements include Guided the state of Mississippi's preparedness, response, and recovery efforts through eleven presidential disaster declarations including hurricane Katrina. Development of state's first homeland security strategy after September 11, 2001 and developed and deployed state's first regional response system.