Bachelor in International Relations, University Southern California. Master of Arts, University Southern California. Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations, University Southern California.
Advisor for United States Delaware to Nuclear & Space Arms Talks United States Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, 1985—1986. Military legislation assistant to Senator Malcolm Wallop United States Senate, 1986—1990. Associate professor defense & strategic studies Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, 1993—2001.
Principal deputy assistant secretary for international security policy United States Department Defense, Washington, 1990—1992, assistant secretary for international security policy, 2001—2003. United States ambassador to Romania United States Department State, Bucharest, 2004—2005. Assistant to the President & deputy assistant for national security affairs National Security Council, Washington, 2005—2007.
Co-founder PalmGear.com. Member Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, since 2007, Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Management, United States Department Defense, 2008—2009.