Enlisted in the US Army in August of 1968. Served in the Republic of Vietnam with the 8th Transportation Group as a Radio Repairman from March 1969 until December 1970. Next assignment was to the 1st Armored Division, Depot Maintenance Company, in Fürth, Germany maintaining radios in the division's M60 tanks. Honorably discharged in August of 1971.
Joined Armistice Memorial Post 2195 in 2004. Elected Junior Vice Commander of the post in 2006, Senior Vice Commander in 2007, and Post Commander in 2008. Serving as a Post Trustee from 2009 to the present. Served as Texas VFW District 1 Adjutant from 2012 until 2016. In 2015 was Elected District Junior Vice Commander in 2015, District Senior Vice Commander in 2016, and District Commander in 2017.