AB, William & Mary College, 1978; Juris Doctor, Washington & Lee University, 1981; Master of Laws, Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988.
Captain, United States Army, 1981-1989; resigned, United States Army, 1989; major, United States Army Reserve, 1989-1997; claims attorney, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Wood, Missouri, 1981-1982; trial counsel, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Wood, Missouri, 1982-1984; medical claims judge advisory, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, 1984-1987; special assistant United State Attorneys, United States District Court, Alaska., 1988-1989; chief administrative & operational law, 6th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska., 1988-1989; appellate litigation attorney, unites states department Veterans Affairs, Washington, 1989-1992; special assistant to acting assistant general counsel, unites states department Veterans Affairs, Washington, 1992-1993; deputy assistant, General Council administrative law judge, Office of Hearings & Appeals, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1997&. Part-time military magstrate, 1988-1989.
Member American Bar Association.
Married Laura Marie Tuck, June 25, 1983. Children: Michael Andrew, Jennifer Lynn, Matthew Alan.