Commissioning in 1997:

Standing in the UW NROTC wardroom with absolutely no rank on. This was just prior to the ceremony and I was a bit nervous.
Carrie joins me for a similar picture.
My mother pinning on my bars as Carrie looks on. Alex, my son is standing in front of me.
Carrie pinning on my bars. My brother-in-law, Jeff, is standing in the background.
Taking the Oath of Office. Can you tell which one is me?
JUNE 13, 1997 
MAY 24, 1999 
MAY 5, 2000 

Please click HERE to read my explanation of who this hero is in the left picture and why I asked him to administer my oath.