Bachelor, Davis & Elkins College, 1995.
Dynamiter and scaler Elkins (West Virginia) Limestone, 1977-1980. Maintenance man Pizza Hut of Ohio, Elkins, 1980-1981. Security guard, supervisor Wimi Lumber Company, 1981-1983.
Workman, construction laborer West Virginia, 1984. Houston Community College correctional officer Huttonsville (West Virginia) Correctional Center, 1984-1987, Houston Community College K-9 unit/canine handler, 1987-1997, lieutenant executive officer, canine unit, 1994-1997, lieutenant security specialist, 1997-1998. Resigned, since 1998.
Recruiter United States Army Reserve, since 1997. Officer-in-charge West Virginia Division of Corrections Color Guard/Honor Guard, 1989-1998. Recruiter United States Army Reserve, since 1997, National Training College, 1976, Department Corrections Training Academy, 1985, Drill Sergeant School, 1987, Sales-Management Training Atlanta, 1990.
With United States Army, 1974-1977. Member Southern States Correctional Association (president West Virginia chapter 1995-1996, founder West Virginia chapter), West Virginia Police Canine Association, International Association of Correctional Officers, American Correctional Association, Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, 3rd Btn./320th Regional 3d Brigadier (charter member), American Legion.
Southern States Correctional Association (president West Virginia chapter 1995-96, founder West Virginia chapter)
1995 - 1996
West Virginia Police Canine Association
International Association of Correctional Officers
American Correctional Association
Correctional Peace Officers Foundation
3rd Btn./320th Regional 3d Brigadier (charter )
Married Pamela Sue Currence, December 21, 1973. Children: Heather Sharlene, Maureen Elizabeth Joan Miller-McCollam, John Karl, Jr, Ryan Michael.