I've been an avid outdoorsman since my early teens, and my passion for adventure led me to
join the military after High School.
I served with distinction in several military units, to include two elite
Expeditionary Units, in multiple capacities as both an operator and an instructor.
Instructor Sgt. of Offensive & Defensive Tactics at Marine Combat Training Battalion.
Infantry Squad Leader, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit/ Amphibious Strike Force.
Infantry Squad Leader / Instructor NATO Forces.
Team Leader 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit/ Amphibious Strike Force.
Team Leader / Instructor NATO & Allied Forces.
Team Leader / Instructor Security Forces & Security Forces Battalion.
Team Leader, Joint Military and Law Enforcement Group.
Operation “Sharp Edge”
Operation “Desert Shield / Storm”
Operation “Enduring Freedom”
Throughout my 20 yr. career I have attended Numerous Military Schools and advanced
training courses beyond the required training schools for (MOS-0311).
-Advanced Infantry Sqd Ldr's
-Operations in Urban Terrain
* To name a few
Fast- Roping is like sliding down a 90 ft Firemans Pole out of the back of a helicopter. We perfected this technique to deploy a squad of 13 operators to the ground in less than 7 seconds.
Training NATO troops on an island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Checking in on my troops at an outpost somewhere in Pakistan.
Corrections/ Law enforcement
I retired from a career in Corrections with the state of New York.
The following is a list of highlights from beginning to retirement.
-10 years of maximum-security experience to include
Working at the infamous 'Sing-Sing'
a Super- max- 'Upstate Correctional Facility' known to house some of the most violent felons and escape artists in the U.S.
-8 years as a team member of the Corrections version of SWAT, known as CERT (Corrections Emergency Response Team)
After 10+ years of distinguished service I took a position at a drug treatment campus.
Upon completion of The Shock Incarceration Training Program, I became a 'Drill Instructor' in Shock.
I was selected to become a Staff Instructor and trained Officers on Military Drill & Ceremony Physical Training & various components of the Shock Program in a 4-week school environment for staff to eventually become 'Drill Instructors'.
From this position, I was selected to be a
'Drill Instructor' at 'Albany Training Academy' training entry level recruits to become Correction Officers in an 8-week training academy.
At the Training Academy the duties of 'Drill Instructor' included teaching
Drill & Ceremony, Daily Physical Training, Uniform & appearance, and Hands-on classroom instruction to include various components of Security and Programming in a correctional setting.
The Drill Instructor was responsible for running a highly regimented program instilling discipline & teamwork within the recruits in their charge.
I retired from the position of Drill Instructor after training thousands of Officers for the state of New York.
Working with a group of new Recruits.
'Discipline is not punishment, it is meeting a standard of behavior.'
Presenting a group of Recruits for final inspection & Graduation.