Bachelor, U Minnesota, 1987. Master of Arts in Journalism, Marshall University, 1995.
Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army advanced through grades to major, United States Army, 1998; airborne ranger A Company, 2d Battalion, 75th Infantry, Tacoma, Washington, 1981-1983; platoon leader, Canadian Army Trophy Team, 7th Corps, Bavaria, 1987-1989; Executive officer B Company, 2-64 ARMOR, Schweinfurt, Germany, 1989-1990; battalion maintenance officer Headquarters, 2-64 ARMOR, Schweinfurt, Germany, 1990; brigade assistant operations officer, 1st Brigade, 3 I.D., Schweinfurt, Germany, 1990-1991; company commander A Company, 2-64 ARMOR, Schweinfurt, Germany, 1991-1993; operations officer, American Forces Network, Frankfurt, Germany, 1996; commander, AFN-North, Frankfurt, 1997-1998; commander, AFN-Balkans, Tuzla, Bosnia, since 1998.
Member of the United States Armor Association, Order of St. George (knight, bronze medallion 1993), World Martial Arts Federation (black belt).
Married Andreina Louisa Zanier Fisher, August 4, 1989. Children: Thomas Junior, Maximilian Andreas.