Pipeline and Compression
System Engineer, East Texas North Area, Enbridge
Energy Company, Inc
Q. What branch of the military did you serve under?
What was your position in the military?
A. I was in the Air Force for 20 years.
I served eight years in the Canadian Air Force, four years
with NATO, and eight years in the U.S. Air Force. My final
assignment was as a Mission Commander onboard an E-3 AWACS
where I flew Homeland Defense missions over the White House
and New York City post 9-11.
Q. What is your current position?
A. I'm a Pipeline and Compression System
Engineer for Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.
Q. Serving in the military provides great leadership
skills. Beyond that, what skills and experiences did you
learn in the military that enable you to be successful on
A. There are several aspects from my military
experience which I draw from each and every day. One thing
about military life that has been invaluable in my current
position is the ability to adapt quickly to an ever changing
environment and to work with a diverse group of people toward
a common goal where safety is at the forefront. Just like
it was in any branch of the military.
Q. Did you use the benefits of the GI Bill to enhance
A. No. I was able to obtain two degrees
courtesy of the military: a Bachelor of Science
in Chemistry and an MBA prior to retirement.