Party affiliation: Republican
Commissioned captain United States Marine Corps, 1963, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1974. Plans officer Marine Corps Education Center, Quantico, Virginia, 1976-1978. Commanding officer Marine Wing Communication Squadron, Okinawa, Japan, 1978-1980.
Marine corps director Defense Electrical Analysis Center, Annapolis, Maryland, 1980-1981. Retired United States Marine Corps, 1981. Dean admissions & finance aid Yankton (South Dakota) College, 1984.
Private practice law Yankton, 1984-1985. Director development Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1985-1990. Private practice Westville, Oklahoma, since 1990.
Professor organizational behavior University Virginia, Quantico, Virginia, 1976, management Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 1977-1978.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Trustee Buena Vista Work Activity Center, Storm Lake, 1986-1990, Flaming Rainbow University, 1991-1992. Member board Quantico Department Schools, 1973-1976. Member American Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association, South Dakota Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Marine Corps Association (fitness award 1980), Order of Arch, Kiwanis (president Fayetteville Sequoyah since 1993).