Some call me an award-winning expert on cyber warfare and a decorated combat veteran. After graduating from The Ohio State University I started my career as a Combat Engineer Officer, having completed U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, and led fellow soldiers in the First Gulf War.
During my 26 years of government service I’ve worked side-by-side with cyber experts, law enforcement and intelligence officers, homeland security, commercial entities and foreign government experts. I’ve been able to learn and teach at public and military schools, conduct offensive and defensive strategic cyberwarfare operations, and led cyber research programs at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). I’ve had the opportunity to brief the White House and Congressional members, as well as numerous Pentagon, Intelligence, and Homeland Security senior government officials. I’ve written government policies, transitioned and deployed technology to government networks, planned and ran workshops and exercises, and been commended by the Senate House Committee on Government Reform for “leading the way for the entire U.S. government.”
I co-founded Provatek LLC, which conducts research and development of advanced computer network operations.
I’m an avid writer. Since leaving government service I’ve written Walking Wounded, and collaborated on The Art of Cyberwar. Future publications include a military strategy manual for science fiction fans, and fiction action adventures.