I was born in Ogden, Utah, and received my B.A. degree in Political Science and History at Weber State College in 1971. I received an M.A. degree in Political Science with a... more
I was born in Ogden, Utah, and received my B.A. degree in Political Science and History at Weber State College in 1971. I received an M.A. degree in Political Science with a Certificate in International Relations from Utah State University in 1972. I was Commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1971, and was assigned as Communications Officer, and as Operations Officer in USS SAN BERNARDINO (LST-11... view profile
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