Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1972. Master of Arts, Webster University, 1992.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1972; advanced through grads to lieutenant commander, United States Navy, 1982; from operations watch officer to training areas officer, COMUSNAVPHIL, Philippines, 1973-1974; auxillaries officer, United States Ship Whipple, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii., 1974-1977; missile officer, United States Ship Worden, Yokosuka, Japan, 1977-1978; officer, medical recruiter, Naval Recruiting District, Indianapolis, 1978-1981; combat systems officer, United States Ship Tattnall, Mayport, Florida, 1981-1983; operations officer, United States Ship Saginaw, Little Creek, Virginia, 1983-1985; anti-air warfare officer, COMNAVSURFLANT, Norfolk, Virginia, 1985-1989; officer in charge, Surface Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Analysis Center, Mayport, 1989-1992; director Combat Sys. Department, Fleet Training Center, Mayport, Florida, 1992-1993; senior methods analyst, National Operations Blue Cross & Blue Shield Florida, since 1993.
Member Elementary/junior/ high school Parent-Teachers Association, Jacksonville, Florida, since 1991, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, since 1956, Indian Springs-Southern Landing Civil Organisation, Jacksonville, 1991. Member of the United States Naval Institute, Theta Chi.
Married Janice Ruth Shive, September 4, 1976. Children: Darcie, Ryan, Erin.