Awards & Accolades

  • Master of Science Degree: Strategic Studies (Distinguished Graduate), the War College.
  • Master of Science Degree: Financial Management (Academic Excellence Award), Naval Postgraduate School.
  • Master of Arts Degree: National Security Affairs/Intelligence (Honor Thesis Award), Naval Postgraduate School.
  • Master of Science Degree: Agriculture/Agribusiness (Graduate Assistant), Murray State University.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree: Agriculture (Student/Athlete – Intercollegiate Football Player), Murray State University.
  • Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College.
  • Graduate of the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College.
  • Certified Joint Service Officer (Fully Joint Professional Military Education Qualified).
  • Certified Agile Methodology Practitioner: Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner.
  • Certified Executive and Organizational Development Coach (Vistage International and Marshall Goldsmith).
  • Certified Post-Secondary Instructor (CPI/Adult Educator).
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt/Expert Level).
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Certified Group Facilitator.
  • Recognition as a Navy SEAL & Army Ranger Qualified:
    • 3 Bronze Stars
    • 2 Presidential Unit Citations (Each equivalent to an individual Navy Cross)
    • 4 Defense Meritorious Service Medals
    • The Joint Service Commendation Medal
    • 4 x Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medals
    • 2 x Joint Service Achievements Medals
    • Multiple Combat Action and Campaign Ribbons
    • The Army Combat Parachute Badge with Bronze Star
  • Numerous other personal and unit awards and commendations