|“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
I grew up on a farm in Okla. Graduated from Porter High School and joined the Marine Corps. After leaving the Corps I tried farming for a while, and then joined the Air Force.
After 27 years in the military I retired and went back to college, got a degree in accounting and worked 15 years as an Internal Auditor. I obtained professional certifications as: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
My wife, Darleen, and I have been married for 39 years. We have two children and three grandchildren.
I enjoy building things and working in my yard. I also do a lot of reading and other activities.
I hope to have some influence on the type of world that I leave for my children and grandchildren.