"Stroke" entered the Air Force in 1990 as a graduate of the USAF Academy. He served a distinguished 20+ year career as an Air Force combat pilot, weapons instructor and evaluator with more than 2,500 hours in fighter aircraft.
He flew the F-15C Eagle on 6 different assignments in North America, Asia and Europe including three in operations, one as a Formal Training Unit instructor, and two in Operational Test.
In 2003, he led the 67th Fighter Squadron to the Raytheon Trophy – awarded annually since 1953 to the top air superiority squadron in the Air Force. Stroke is a graduate of the Air Force Fighter Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada – well known as the world’s premier tactical fighter aviation course.
He is a veteran of more than 1,000 Basic Fighter Maneuver (BFM) missions with more than 5,000 BFM engagements to his credit. His military decorations include four Meritorious Service Medals, two Aerial Achievement Medals, two Air Medals, and the Purple Heart. He now brings his extensive air combat resume to the SCA team.
Stroke hails from Chicago, Illinois.