I served 26 years as a Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, which is abbreviated as the AFOSI, or just OSI, for short. The AFOSI is the major investigations and counterintelligence agency in the United States Air Force. My overseas assignments included five years in Korea, 27 months in Vietnam, six months in Iran, and 3 ½ years at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. I served in field, command, and staff positions in AFOSI, and I retired from the Air Force in 1989 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester in NY, in 1963; a Master of Arts degree in Correctional Counseling from Chapman College in CA, in 1977; and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, in 1994. I received my Ph.D. degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University in 2004, and taught policing and investigation courses for six years as an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.I am presently retired.