Education, Awards, & Decorations


EDUCATION:
​2002  Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & International Relations, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 
2003  Intelligence Officer Training School, Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX
2005  Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape School, Fairchild Air Force Base, WA
2005  Intelligence Integration Officer Flight Course, Offutt Air Force Base, NE
2006  Certified Flight Instructor Course, Offutt Air Force Base, NE 
2007  Master of Studies, International Security, Cambridge University, Cambridge, GBR
2010  International-Joint Officer Leadership Development Course, San Antonio, TX  
2010  Squadron Officer School – In-Residence, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2011  Construction Security Course, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA University, VA
​2013  Master of Science, Joint Warfare Studies, Air Command & Staff College, Air University - enrolled
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
2013 Presidential Letter of Appreciation – President of the United States
2013 NSS Letter of Commendation – Director J. Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor
2013 Top 1% of Field Grade Officers – US Cyber Command 
2013 Dignitas Society, inaugural inductee – Drake University
2012 Young Alumni of the Year – Drake University
2011 Exceptional Performance Award – Office of the Director of National Intelligence
2010 Squadron Officer School – peer selected Wing’s #1 Contributor
2007 Gen. O’Malley Aircrew of the Year (#1/1800), USAF’s highest ISR aircrew honor
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Medal with device

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal with device
Meritorious Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal

National Defense Service Medal


Air Force Recognition Ribbon

Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War On Terrorism Service Medal ​Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long Tour Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon

Air Force Longevity Service with device

Expert Marksmanship