"Hoss" graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1991 and subsequently attended Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training. He has since flown the C-141B, T-37B (as an instructor and Pilot Instructor Training instructor), F-15A/C (on active-duty and again with the Louisiana Air National Guard), T-38 and F-117A Stealth Fighter.
On his first assignment in the F-15C at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida he served two years as the USAF Air Combat Command F-15C West Coast Demonstration Pilot and he was later an instructor/evaluator in the F-117A at the group level (while stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico).
Hoss has accumulated over 3500 hours in military and civilian aircraft and is the proud son of a Vietnam Veteran who flew special operation and combat-rescue missions in the C-130 in addition to many sorties in the RF-4 while stationed in Southeast Asia.
‘Hoss’ hails from Florence, Alabama