Retired from the United States Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. Held three professional engineering licenses. Worked at a number of federal departments and agencies: Soil Conservation Service, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), Post Civil Engineer at Quantico, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, and Department of Energy (DOE). At DOE held a number of positions including yearly project reviewer of the DOE Military Construction Program; was a project manager that brought in a project ahead of time and below cost and received an award for it. Became a senior project manager who worked on fissile material disposal projects. Retired from DOE.