Being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal was a great honor for me. I have been fortunate to serve 31-plus years and counting in the armed forces of the United States of America and I am very thankful for the critical skills I learned in the military that have helped me become successful in life.
When I graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1988, I never dreamed that one day I would be a successful entrepreneur joining the Air Force Academy Endowment Board of Directors. I look forward to working with the board to raise awareness and educate the graduates to make sure the treasured opportunities offered to the young men and women of the Air Force Academy are preserved and enhanced. It is these opportunities that will help mold them into the best military leaders possible as well as the great citizens our country needs to lead us into a dynamic future.