Retired US Army lieutenant colonel in July 2011. Began ROTC in August 1982 and enlisted in the Army National Guard as a combat engineer vehicle crewman in August 1983. Served as an M48A5 tank crewman from 1985 until commissioning in 1986. Entered active duty as an armor officer and trained as an M1 Abrams tanker in 1987.
Served in a variety of armor, cavalry and logistics units throughout my career. Commanded an M60A3TTS tank platoon, executive officer of an M1A1 tank company and executive officer of an armor battalion headquarters company. Commanded an M1A1/A2 heavy tank company and commanded a headquarters company of a forward support battalion in the First Cavalry Division. Commanded a US Army maintenance school.
I've qualified on M48A5, M1IP, M60A3TTS, M1A1, M1A1 Heavy Common, M1A2, M3A1 Bradley and M901 ITV vehicles.
Served as the Operations Officer of a computer battle simulation center at Fort Dix.
Served as the Commandant of an Army maintenance training center at Fort Devens.
Served as the Mobilization and deployment/re-deployment officer for Fort Knox at time of retirement. Responsible for the mobilization and demobilization of units at Fort Knox as well as Reserve Component drill sergeants mobilizing in support of the Armor School summer training surge.
Served 24 years of active duty and over 28 years of total military service.
Modeling interests are in modern US armor and sci-fi modeling. Main interest was 1/72 scale armor until age effected eyesight. Still build 1/72 scale, but also 1/35 and 1/48 scale armor because they are easier on the eyes.
I truly hate painting, especially airbrush clean up; therefore many 90% completed projects await their day in the paint booth. If I can, I'll grab spray paint and try to finish up. Results are often mixed.
I don't provide critiques of other people's works in the forums; it's just not worth the aggravation and name calling on this site.
I will not provide my opinion on any particular kit on this site. Again, it is not worth the hassle of being called a rivet counter if I say this or that kit is inaccurate or whatnot. It's easier to just pass the thread by and keep on going.
Buy and and build it to see for yourself or Google a review of it. I'm done with the name callers.