• Union County High School
• AA Degree USCU
• BS Degree Liberty University
• US Army Sergeants Major Academy
• Combat Veteran
• Over 26 years military active service
• Deployments: Afghanistan and Kosovo
• Command Sergeant Major Multi-National Battle Group-East
• Command Sergeant Major 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
• Command Sergeant Major 4-118 Combined Arms Battalion
• Former Lead Subject Matter Expert for National Guard Bureau Bradley Fighting Vehicle Simulations
• Union County Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy
• JROTC Senior Army Instructor
• Former Union County Agricultural Fair Executive Director
• Former Union County Election Commission Board Member
• Coach Union County High School Rifle Team
• Held top secret with secret compartmentalized information security clearance
• Member Philippi Baptist Church
• American Legion Post 22
• Union Masonic Lodge 75
• Member SC Farm Bureau
• National Rifle Association
• Gun Owners of SC
• Former Board Member for Union County Election Commission
• Union County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy
• Piedmont Council #440 Allied Masonic Degree
• SC National Guard Enlisted Hall of Fame Inductee

• Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster (Kosovo deployment and service award)
• Bronze Star for Valor (Afghanistan)
• Bronze Star (Afghanistan)
• Combat Infantryman’s Badge
• US Army Pathfinder Badge
• US Army Air Assault Badge
• German Army Marksmanship Badge
• German Army Proficiency Award
• Bradley Fighting Vehicle Master Gunner
• SC National Guard Enlisted Hall of Fame Inductee
• Meritorious Service Medal
• Army Commendation Medals (Multiple awards)
• Army Good Conduct Medal (Multiple awards)
• US Army Expert Marksmanship Badge
• Order of the St. Maurice
• Multiple other military awards
• Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
• Training mission in Japan with Japanese Army
• Training mission in Saudi Arabia
• Training mission in Turkey