The photo you see is the real deal. This photo shows me in Djibouti undergoing the French Desert Combat and Survival course in 2008. Ten days in the HEAT! We finished up the course with two forced marches. One 15 miler in the morning and one 20 miler that ran all night. All in one day.
This was my break from providing legal services to the Combined Joint Task Force -- Horn of Africa, at Camp Lemonier from 2007-2008. (Indeed, they were the best 10 days I spent in DJ despite the heat and dirt.)
Besides cooking myself in Djibouti, I had assignments that took me to Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Germany. Other travel took me to Tanzania and Zanzibar.
This was not my first overseas tour. In 2004 I served in Mosul Iraq with a Civil Affairs Battalion.
Other military travel has taken me to Korea and Thailand.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Meritorious Service Medal||351st Civil Affairs Command||2008|
|Republique Fransaise Aguerrissement en Zone Desertique||5eme Regiment Interarmes de Outre-Mer||2008|
|Das Abzeichen fur Leistungen im Truppendienst||German Army Ft. Sill Oklahoma Liaison Office||2006|
|Army Commendation Medal||311th Corp Support Command||1998|
|Army Achievement Medal||311th Corp Support Command||1996|
|Assistant Dean/President||California Southern Law School||1990 - Present|
|Systems Analyst||BAE Systems||2009 - 2009|
|International Law Officer & Command Judge Advocate||United States Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command||1998 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Riverside Lawyer||Lawyering with Berettas -- a Review of Judge Advocate Experiences in Northern Iraq||2009|
|Riverside Lawyer||Musings From Iraq: Ka-Blume!!||2004|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Chapman University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|