It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Teddy Roosevelt's speech to the Sorbonne, 1910)
Presented an Army Certificate of Achievement form Brigadier General Swain for Communications support during Amy Exercise Iron Sides Victory. "In memory of the spirit of the Water Walkers, 3C2X1-Tech Control, 1960-2010, We Were The Chosen Ones." According to legend, it all started when a maintenance officer seemed to sense that tech controllers had difficulty admitting they could make a mistake, emphasizing his thoughts with the comment, "Do you guys think you walk on water?" Retrieved from: http://www.keesler.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123188856
Master ASE certified(while enlisted) 100% disabled veteran
"Come to work every day as if you were interviewing for your next job."