From 1981 to 1983, he was an F-16 pilot with the 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Nellis.
Also flew with the 17th TFS.
Between 1998 and 2000 he commanded the 35th Operations Group at Misawa Air Base in Japan.
2005: Commander of the 57th Wing at Nellis AFB, Nevada
"Kanga" has more than 100 combat hours in the F-16.