After completing my degree at St. Cloud State University, I began my teaching career at Melrose, MN. Following my first year of teaching, I was drafted into the Army. After 8 weeks of Basic at Ft Leonardwood, I attended 8 weeks of Military Police AIT at Fort Gordon, GA. Following AIT, I was assigned to the US Army Police School (USAMPS), Fort Gordon. At USAMPS, I was the Associate Editor of the Military Police Journal, and wrote a weekly newspaper column for the Fort Gordon newpaper.