I was born in Philadelphia, PA in May, 1947, graduated from Northeast High there in 1965, and from Temple University in 1969. At the University of Pennsylvania I earned a commission in the U.S. Navy in December 1968. After active duty in the Navy, I taught science (often Earth-Space Science) in Dade and Palm Beach Counties in Florida for 30 years before retiring in 2003. I also spent 10 years in the Navy Reserve and then joined the Coast Guard Reserve in 1983. In 1995 I retired from the military, but was recalled to active duty in March 2003. While on active duty, I wrote defense readiness and disaster response plans at Coast Guard District 7 in Miami, Coast Guard Pacific Area in Alameda, California, and for Districts 14 in Hawaii and 17 in Alaska. I retired again on my 60th birthday in May, 2007. I have been a guest speaker on the History Channel where I discussed my Torah Codes and Ark Code research (which is featured on my ArkCode.Com website); and at International Mars Society Conventions where (with my son, David, we have focused on Martian air pressure since 2010.
MILITARY AWARDS RECEIVED: U.S Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal, U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon Bar (gold star in lieu of second), National Defense (double bronze star in lieu of third time), USCG Bicentennial Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Unit Commendation, USCG Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M and Silver Hour Glass).
As a Reservist, I proudly served aboard the following ships in the Navy: Aircraft Carriers: Lexington; Randolph; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Independence, and Kitty Hawk. I also served on amphibious communications command ship: Mount Whitney, destroyers Barton; Lowry; Blackwood (a DE) and USS Fox; frigate: Antrim,
and coastal minesweeper: Thrush. In the Coast Guard I served on
Buoy Tender Ironwood and WPB Aquidneck