Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, The Citadel, 1980. Juris Doctor, Valparaiso University, 1984.
Officer Medical Service Corps United States Army, 1980, special assistant to United States Attorney Virginia, 1984-1987. Deputy attorney general State of Indiana, Indianapolis, 1987-1988. Private law practice, 1988—1992.
Legal counsel 22nd Theater Army, Saudi Arabia, 1990-1991. Legal advisor United States Armed Forces, Western Enemy Prisoner of War Camps, War Crimes Interrogations, Saudi Arabia, 1991. Member United States Congress from 5th Indiana District, 1993—2003, United States Congress from 4th Indiana District, 2003—2011, United States House Veterans Affairs Committee, 1993—2010, United States House Armed Services Committee, 1993—2001, United States House Judiciary Committee, 1993—1999, United States House Energy & Commerce Committee, 2001—2010.
Married Joni Geyer; children: Colleen, Ryan.