I graduated from the USMA (West Point) in 1981 and was commissioned as a cavalry officer (great choice!). I spent the next 15 years of my career in armor and cavalry assignments. It was a great career with troops. After my time as a cavalryman, my career took a turn in a different direct –toward staff assignments. They were very rewarding in their own way. Many of my staff assignments took me into the world of doctrine writing which was both fascinating and rewarding.
I retired from the Army in 2005 and now have the greatest job in the world –teaching military history at the Army Command and Staff College. In addition, I have a great family and live the dream on a 50+ acre horse farm in eastern Kansas. We are in to fox hunting, dressage, eventing, and pleasure riding. We have five horses (the number varies…check back for updates), three dogs, five cats and a John Deere tractor… life doesn’t get better.
This blog site is just things that I’m interested in and have some thoughts on. It covers a wide range of subjects and for now I’m not really interested in limiting it to a particular theme.
Time spent here would be better spent fixing fences or finishing my dissertation… but this is more fun 🙂