Vietnam-era veteran US Army, enlisting in
1974 and serving in the infantry as a
paratrooper with the famed 82nd Airborne
Division and a member of the Marksmanship
Training Unit of the 7th Infantry Division.
Staff operations non-commissioned officer
with the elite 12th Special Forces Group
(Airborne) in the Army Reserves, later
qualified as an Army Ranger.
Attended CA State University –Sacramento
& Army Officer commission through the
Reserve Officer Training Corps program with
the University of California at Davis.
Project Manager with 15 years of
construction management experience.
MPA (Mentor Protégé Agreement) in place
with MASCI and has recently received his
Engineering Contractors License (A) from
Derek is presently a Special Forces
Engineering Sergeant at 19th Special Forces
Group, a reserve unit.
Active duty time was spent with 7th Special
Forces Group with multiple deployments and
he is also a Disabled Veteran.