My Education

A Diverse and Challenging History

High School in Frankfurt, Germany

I got my high-school education in Germany, where my father was stationed as an officer in the Army. I went to Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt in it's last few years before it was shut down. I took Advanced Band, Computer Music Composition, 2 years of German, Photography, and Honors Chemistry among other classes. 

Senior High School Year in Virginia

My final high school year was at Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. I had achieved enough credits prior to my senior year that I had insufficient classes to fill a day. So rather than simply have a half-day of school, I took more electives including Astronomy, TV Productions, Advanced band, and another year of German. I graduated with a diploma in 1996.

US Army Basic Training

I joined the US Army at the age of 17 and went to Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. I learned to have confidence in myself, think clearly under pressure, and vastly improved my physical strength and health. I achieved the highest proficiency in firearms marksmanship (Expert). 

US Army Advanced Technical Training

My particular MOS required several more months of in-depth, specific training. I was to become a "Multi-channel Transmission Systems Operator." This job included the tasks of maintaining and operating encrypted mobile radio transmission units. The GTE Resident Academy at Fort Gordon, Georgia provided excellent training and I graduated with a diploma in 1996. I was then deployed for duty to South Korea near the DMZ. 

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Confer Date: 8/10/2018
Honors: Cum Laude

AAS - Information Systems Technology

I achieved my associate degree in information systems technology while working full time as a security guard on the over-night shift. Northern Virginia Community College allowed me to complete the program entirely online, a task that required intensive organization and commitment. I neither failed nor dropped any classes, and graduated with honors in 2018. Below is a link to download the list of classes I completed for my degree program.