Served in Germany, Kuwait, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Iraq, and most recently Pakistan. He has served with the German, British, Dutch, Finnish, Albanian and Pakistan militaries and has a full 7 years overseas service.
Retired as a Deputy Foreign Policy Adviser for the Senior Foreign Service Officer of ambassadorial rank who is the Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the Commanding General of U.S. Africa Command. In this reserve position, he provided policy, guidance and coordination with multiple US Embassies on the continent of Africa as well as Senior Department of State Officials, Ambassadors and 50+ African nations. Earlier, served as the Defense Chief of Protocol at the US Embassy in Pakistan, working directly for the US Ambassador and a Navy Vice Admiral. Previously, his tour of duty in Iraq was with the United States Marine Corps, as the Rail Road Project Officer for Province, where he was charged with getting the rail road running again after many years of non-operation. He was also a Brigade Commander in , Georgia, responsible for conducting war-fighting training to reserve and active units of 1500 to 5000 persons, slated for contingency operations. Earlier, as a Battalion Commander, he was the principal for a military school, teaching civil-military operations to students in both the active and reserve components. He also served with the United States Embassy in Albania as a member of the U.S. European Command Joint Contact Team Program, helping establish partnerships between the Albanian Military and U.S. National Guard.