Steam Plant Operator
- Served as an enlisted Nuclear Machinist's Mate for 11 years in the Navy.
- Served on board USS Jacksonville, SSN-699, for five years (four years in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and one year in Bremerton, Wash.) after completing nuclear training and emergency welding programs. Qualified Nuclear Propulsion Plant Supervisor and Quality Assurance Supervisor.
- Completed enlistment contract at Naval Weapons Station Charleston as a certified instructor on board the MTS La Jolla, MTS-701, and MTS San Francisco, MTS-711, at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit after assisting in the commissioning of both vessels as a prototype training platform. Qualified Engineering Watch Supervisor.