Bill joined the United States Air Force as a basic recruit and spent the next twelve years as an Electronics Intelligence Analyst rising steadily through the ranks until he was promoted early to the rank of Master Sergeant. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – Rolla. Upon graduation, he transferred to the Officer Training School at Medina Annex at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. For the next 13 years, he worked in several staff and program management positions within the Space and Missile Warning community. During this period, he earned a master’s degree in Business from the University of Colorado – Greeley before retiring in the fall of 1986. Bill is an outstanding graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Systems Program Management School, and the Space Systems Operations School.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1986 at the rank of Major, Bill went to work as a Space Systems Consultant in the Aerospace industry assuming the position of Space Systems Manager for the Calspan Corporation at Arnold Engineering Center where he was responsible for the procurement and testing of present and future aerospace platforms. In the early 1990s, he decided that a career change was warranted, so he accepted the position of Senior Quality Assurance Inspector for the General Motors Automotive Production Plant in Baltimore, Maryland. When the plant closed its doors in 2004, Bill accepted the position of Vice President of Operations at Fastek Corporation which provided quality assurance oversight for the Allison Transmissions Plant located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Currently, Bill is making major contributions of his volunteer time and talent in support of various veteran and community organizations.