He is Professor Emeritus at the National Defense University where he taught for 27 years. He has consulted with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. Prior to his tenure at the University he lived and taught for NATO in Europe and previously spent 15 years as a Corporate Controller and Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the private sector.
During the past two decades he has been devoted to the development of initiatives, programs, exercises, and laboratories in Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure. He is recipient of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, past Professor of the Year at the iCollege, recipient of the Carabello Award and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society. He attained the Gold GIAC Cybersecurity Certification, is a Certified Knowledge Engineer, and Certified Data Processor. He is an alumnus of Penn State and George Washington University where he earned his Ph.D. in Information and Decision Systems.