Distinguished Military Graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction.
Named Outstanding Battalion Freshman Cadet and also Outstanding Battalion Sophomore Cadet in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. Served as a Cadet Company Commander.
Completed the Infantry Officer Advanced Course at the U.S. Army Infantry School in 1987.
Earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Troy State University in Alabama in 1989 while serving as a Senior Army Ranger Instructor.
Graduated from the Combined Arms Service and Staff School of the Army Command General Staff College in 1992.
Graduated with a Master of Business Administration Degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin in 1995. Member of Delta Mu Delta business honors society.
Holds a Law Degree from Creighton University, a Catholic school in Omaha. Member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.
Served as an Adjunct Professor in Business Law and Criminal Law and Procedure at Victoria College.
Conference Lecturer at Sam Houston State University for the Texas Rangers in Capital Murder forensic investigation.