Awards, Education, & Affiliations

I have been recognized by the Society for Technical Communication and for specific operations while serving in the US Navy.


Battlefield Park Lions Club

  • Lion of the Year (2013)

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

  • Honorary Life Member (2010)

Society for Technical Communication

  • Distinguished Technical Communication
  • Distinguished Chapter Service Award
  • Awards of Merit

US Navy

  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Navy Expeditionary Medal
  • National Defense Medal


  • Bachelor of Arts in History (Political Science), University of Maryland, University College, College Park, Maryland
  • Graduate work in Management of Information Systems (University of Maryland), International Relations (The George Washington University)
  • Completed Technical Manual Technology Orientation training by US Naval Sea Data Support Activity
  • Completed training in telecommunications operations (Cryptologic Technician “O”)
  • Completed Basic Russian language training at Defense Language Institute
  • Completed Intermediate Russian language training at National Cryptologic School
  • Completed Advanced Military Cryptologic Supervisor’s Course (CY-200) at National Cryptologic School
Navy Intermediate Russian Course (RU435-8201)Navy Intermediate Russian Course (RU435-8201)


Society for Technical Communication (1999 – 2009)

James River Chapter

  • Director, Technical Communications Competitions
  • Director, Regional Technical Communications Conference
  • Newsletter editor
  • Vice President
  • President

Contracting & Independent Consulting Special Interest Group

  • Secretary


  • IEEE Richmond Section
  • Professional Communications Society

U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veteran’s Association

  • Director
  • Web Designer
  • Webmaster

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

  • President
  • Chair, Public Affairs Committee
  • Supervisor of Trails
  • Trail Crew Leader
  • Appalachian Trail District Manager
  • Honorary Life Member

Lions Club International; Richmond Battlefield Park Lions Club

  • Director, Peace Poster Contest (Middle School participants)
  • One-Year Director
  • Webmaster