After leaving West Point in 1960, I went to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska and picked up a B.S. in Chemistry. While attending the University of Nebraska I joined Pershing Rifles, still thinking that I might combine science and the military, following the career of my Father. But my first love was science, math and computing, and after a year in the 554 Float Bridge Company, two years at Edgewood Arsenal Research and Development Labs, Md, where I worked with computers, and a year in the Third Armored Division in Frankfort, Germany, I became a civilian and went back to college.
After four years in the Army (Corps of Engineers and Chemical Corps), Joe left the service and returned to college to get his Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Fla.) and his PHD in computer and software engineering at Colorado State University (Ft. Collins, Col,). He has held positions in computing and software development management for high-tech companies over the last 35 years. He held elected positions in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and was selected as a Computer Pioneer by the Society for Computer Simulation (SCS) in 1989. After 12 more years working with software I suspect that now I am a computer cave man. Joe was a National Lecturer for the ACM for five years, is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Toastmasters International, and the International Platform Association (IPA), the nation's oldest speaker's lyceum. Joe works for Houston Associates, Inc. supporting the acquisition of new business. Joe enjoys tennis, bridge and coin collecting. His wife (Esthella) teaches ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray Dance Studio.