Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University Notre Dame, 1982. Master of Science in International Relations, Troy State University, 1989. Graduate with distinction, United States Air Force Test Pilot School, 1990.
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University Florida, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy in Astrom. Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1997.
Second in command Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1982; advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1999; F-15 pilot, 36 Tactical Fighter Wing, Bitburg Air Force Base, Germany, 1984-1987; F-15 pilot, 57 Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Keflavik NAS, Iceland, 1987-1989; student, United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1989-1990; F-16 test pilot, 46 Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 1990-1994; doctoral student, Air Force Institute Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio., 1994-1997; F-15 and F-16 instructor pilot, academic instructor, United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, since 1997.
Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society Experimental Test Pilots.
Married Kelly Ann Bennett, June 7, 1980. Children: Anthony S., Heidi L.