BA Psychology, 1986, The Citadel; MS Applied Behavioral Sciences, 1995, Johns Hopkins University; MA, Counseling Psychology, 2013, University of San Francisco;, PhD, Counseling Psychology, Liberty University, 2016.
United States Naval Aviator, 1986-2006. Commissioned Ensign United States Navy, 1986, advanced through grades to Commander, 1988, retired, 2006. Primary flight student Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 1986-1987.
In advanced aviator training Naval Air Training Unit, Sacramento, 1987-1988. In fleet replacement training Patrol Squadron 30, Jacksonville, Florida, 1988. Assistant operations officer Patrol Squadron 91, San Francisco, 1988.
In legal officer training Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1988. Tactical naviagor, sensor coordinator Patrol Squadron Special Projects Unit 2, Honolulu, 1988-1990. Served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm (Kuwait). With commandant's staff United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1991. 36th company officer, officer representative scuba club, coach lightweight football team, command equal opportunity representative United States Navy Academy Brigade Activities Committee, Annapolis,1990-1994. Naval reserve Training Officer, 1994-1999. NATO Staff Officer 1999-2001. USS Nimitz V-3 Division Officer/Catapult & Arresting Gear Officer - USS Nimitz, USS Stennis, 2001-2003. Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). Retired with rank of Commander, (O-5) in 2006.
Consultant United States Naval Academy Budget for Activities Board, Annapolis, since 1991. Instructor organizational behavior Sch Professional Studies University San Francisco, since 1996. Consultant in field. Performance Improvement Consultant & Trainer, The Meridian Institute, Boulder, CO, 2006-present. Counseling Psychologist, VAMC, Denver Colorado/Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 2014-2016.
Assistant coordinator Special Olympics, 1991. Assistant coordinator Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Annapolis, 1991. Member Association of Citadel Men, United States Naval Institute (Outstanding Midshipman 1985), National Georgraphic Association, Citadel Development Foundation.
Son of Earl Harlan and Linda Phyllis (Booker) W.