Enlisted United States Army National Guard, 1982. Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1986, advanced through grades to lieutenant, 1990, surgical staff nurse Jacksonville, Florida, 1986-1987. Intensive care staff nurse United States Naval Hosp, 1987-1989.
Labor and delivery staff nurse United States Navy Hospital, Jacksonville, 1989-1990, labor and delivery staff nurse, assistant charge nurse Subic Bay, The Phillipines, 1990-1992. Assistant charge nurse post partum ward Navai Hospital, San Diego, 1992-1994, assistant charge nurse labor & delivery, since 1994.