Alum celebrates 40 years of service leading and training Soldiers


Team Chief and Program Manager

Twenty three years of service in the U.S. Army with expertise in leadership and operations, planning, command and control, and staff operations. Served as an Infantry Platoon Leader and Reconnaissance Platoon Leader in Viet Nam.  Served in joint and combined headquarters; possesses knowledge of joint and service organizational structures, operations and their maneuver and logistical systems through experience as in staff positions from battalion through Department of Defense. Command through company level and staff experience in operations, plans and policy in every level of headquarters including Office of the Secretary of Defense, a NATO Army Group Headquarters, the U. S. Berlin Command, and at Division, Brigade, and Battalion; instructor and doctrine writer at U.S. Army Command & General Staff College; retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Eight years Corporate Management Level experience as a program manager and Team Chief identifying, developing and designing simulation supported training for active and reserve component units.  More than seventeen years experience in planning, preparing and executing simulations supported training exercises using the Entity Resolution Federation (ERF), Battalion and Brigade Battle Simulation (BBS), Janus, and Corps Battle Simulation (CBS) models in support of the Battle Command Training Program (BCTP). Primary exercise planner, senior analyst, and Team Chief for more than 180 brigades through corps level seminars and warfighters.

MA Business, Central Michigan University, 1983|
US Army Command & General Staff College, 1983
Graduate Studies in Economics (30 credits), Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, 1972-74
BA History, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN, 1969

Logicon Program Management Course 1997
Resident US Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 1982
Jumpmaster Course, 1980
Infantry Officer Advance Course, Ft. Benning, GA, 1973
Jungle Operations Course, Panama, 1970
Ranger School,  Ft. Benning GA, 1970
Airborne School, Ft. Benning, GA, 1969
Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ft. Benning, GA 1969

Married to the former Jerry Ann Frizielle; 2 daughters, 1 grand daughter.  Children current living in St. Petersburg, FL

Waterfowl and Upland bird hunting and fishing.  Clay target, especially Sporting Clays, shooting.