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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

A Record of Achievement

  • Education & Career

    • Bachelor of Science Degree – College of Charleston (1973)
    • Masters Degree in Criminal Justice – University of South Carolina (1977)
    • Juris Doctor – University of South Carolina (1981)
    • Graduate FBI National Academy (1985)
    • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School
    • Police Chief – North Charleston Police Department (1984-1987)
    • Adjunct Professor – Charleston Southern University (1986)
    • Served as Russian Translator in the U.S. Air Force (1967-1971)
    • Colonel/Special Agent – United States Air Force Reserves (1978-2006)
    • Graduate -USAF Air War College (Correspondence)
    • Graduate- Center for Homeland Defense and Security, the Naval Post Graduate School Executive Leaders Program (2010)
    • Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Community

    • Air Force Association-Life Member
    • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce – Honorary Board Member
    • Charleston County Bar, South Carolina Bar and American Bar Association
    • United States Supreme Court Bar
    • South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association
    • National Sheriffs’ Association
    • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)- Life Member
    • FBI National Academy Associates
    • Leadership South Carolina
    • MENSA
    • Diversity Leadership Academy – Furman University
    • National Rifle Association (NRA)-Life Member
    • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
    • Military Order of The World Wars
    • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
    • Masons
    • National Sojourners
    • VFW- Life Member
    • American Correctional Association
    • American Jail Association
  • Honors & Awards

    • 1977 – U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Outstanding Young Men of America”
    • 1982 – AFOSI District 21 “Outstanding Reserve Officer of the Year”
    • 1992 – AFOSI “Reserve Officer of the Year”
    • 1998 – Strom Thurmond Award of Excellence in Law Enforcement
    • 1999 – Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) Initial accreditation
    • 2001 – Executive of the Year for International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
    • 2003 – Selected South Carolina “Sheriff of the Year”
    • 2004 – President of the S.C. Sheriff’s Association
    • 2004 – U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award
    • 2004, 2007, 2010 – CALEA Re-accreditation
    • 2013 – American Correctional Association (ACA)Initial Detention Center accreditation
    • 2013 – The Citadel Republican Society Nathan Hale Patriot Award