After graduating from the University of Illinois and receiving his commission through ROTC, Fred entered the US Air Force at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas for pilot training. Twenty-eight years later he retired from the Air Force having served in numerous stateside and overseas locations. Fred then entered the corporate world in the defense industry, serving as a Senior Program Manager for Lockheed Martin and as a Vice President of Business Development for General Dynamics. He holds an MA in Business Management from Webster University and an MS in National Resources Strategies from the National Defense University.

Following his departure from the corporate world, Fred became an active volunteer with several organizations he was introduced to during his term on the Local Missions Committee at First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio. He serves on the Board of Yucatán Peninsula Mission, is an Ambassador for the Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services and volunteers extensively with Habitat for Humanity. 

Fred and his wife of 39 years, Deborah, have two grown daughters and two grandsons. Most of their spare time is spent chasing those rascals!