Born in Washington, D.C., raised there, in France, Scotland, Ohio, Illinois. BS from Northwestern University (EVanston, Illinois). Served US Army 1969-1971: Republic of Vietnam 1969-1970 3d Squadron 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division. US Artillery Training Center, Fort Sill, OK 1970-1971; awarded Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star, etc... MA and Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin--Madison, American Military History.
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Father of two. Husband of one.