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Over 40 years experience as a software engineer primarily working on embedded Navy weapons systems. I also have significant experience with the SEPG, and have been program manager on small projects that were evaluated as SEI level 3 and ISO 9000 compliant. I worked for the same company most that time, although they keep getting sold, and changing names. It began as Vitro and I retired from BAESYSTEMS.

Started a second career as a IT Specialist for the Federal Government.


Former CIO and Webmaster of Second Star to the Right Software. This was a part time buisness where I create custom web pages using HTML, Java, JavaScript, C++ etc. I am also an authorized reseller of Eastland Data Systems a provider of Java powered shopping cart technology.

School Ties

1975 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Frostburg State College.
1980 Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
(ABD) Doctor of Philosophy in Buisness Administration/Applied Computer Science from Northcentral University.

Vietnam Veteran USNR

Third class Radarman USNR

NRD3 Crow
Navy Commendation with combat V
Navy Unit Commendation Combat Action Ribbon Defense service
Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars
Vietnam cross of gallantry Republic of Vietnam campaign medal

I was a Naval Operations Center watchstander for River Division 552 in Tra Cu, Vietnam in 1969/70. 

I am a member of the
Silver Spring Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2562
Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 172
and the PBR Forces Veterans Association

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