Retired USAF Officer with a career that revolved around flying the F-4 Phantom. MS Degree from Embry-Riddle in Aero Science. I have a high degree of self-motivation in the attempt to understand our universe through science. I also have the utmost respect for those who have earned amateur radio privileges from the FCC. Although the US has it's faults, we are lucky to live in a country whose government not only allows, but to a degree fosters individual advancement in areas of scientific discovery. I am realizing that taking advantage of these freedoms is a part of amateur radio. Every "HAM" I have met is an excellent citizen.