I graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in May and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy in September 1977. I served on three different ships, two destroyer squadrons, two major staff commands and two Navy ROTC units at three different universities. I was stationed in San Diego, California; Newport, Rhode Island; College Station, Texas; Yokosuka, Japan and Houston, Texas. I taught naval science at Texas A&M (2.5 years) and Prairie View A&M and Rice Universities (4 years) in addition to earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree while stationed at Texas A&M. I retired from the Navy in July 2001 after 24 years of service and started the Navy JROTC program at George Bush High School, then the newest high school in Fort Bend ISD, where I taught for 12 years, prior to accepting the position of Senior Naval Science Instructor here at The Guthrie Center.