William is an incredibly qualified veteran who seeks to educate himself on the possible therapeutic uses of cannabis. We are very excited to have him join us with Project-22!
Here is a quick glance of his qualifications:
*U.S. Navy 1986 -1997 Lieutenant Commander, Carrier-based Attack Pilot / Fleet Training Instructor (2,000 hours).
30+ decorations and personal citations; Carrier Air Wing Strike Leader, 43 combat missions, 550+ carrier landings.
Special Background Investigation/Top Secret Compartmentalized Information Clearances.
Nuclear Weapons Load Officer; Nuclear/”Special” Weapons Delivery Pilot Qualifications; SCI Naval Courier.
Naval Representative for Negotiation of Airspace Rights in Australia, Korea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Oman. Consistently Top-Ranked Junior Officer in Every Command.
Honorably Discharged. Service-connected disabled veteran from shoot-down/high-speed ejection.
Military Education and Qualifications earned and awarded:
Flight/Tactics/Weapons Instructor; Air Wing Strike Planner, Naval Weaponeer, Naval Nuclear/Special Weapons Loading and Delivery Officer, Naval Courier, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape School(s), Strike Leader Attack Training Syllabus Graduate. Defense Language School Level IV. TSCI.
Commercial Airline Pilot 1997-2004:
Boeing 767,757, & 737 FAA Pilot Qualifications: 7,000+ hours as a United Airlines First Officer.
Department of Homeland Security Federal Flight Deck Officer (Armed Pilot) Program Selectee 2004.
Federal Commercial Airline Transport License Qualification.
Federal Radio -Telephone Operator Permit Qualification.
Past and Current Associations:
Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Association of Naval Aviators, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Melrose United Methodist Church (Board President), The Builder’s Association of Kansas City, The Kansas City Club, The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Delta Chi Alumni Association; AFL-CIO Airline Pilots Association (ALPA).
University of Missouri (Kansas City) – Executive MBA Candidate (Dreiseszun Scholarship Award Selectee 2012)
CCIM Real Estate Candidate Curriculum Graduate (Level I-III of IV 2012
Oxford University – Writing and Publishing (Completed 20 Credits 2011)
Harvard Business School Executive Education (Certificate 2010) – Non Profit Governance.
London School of Economics and Political Science Executive Education (2 Certificates 2009) Negotiations/Leadership.
Neighborhoods Now/Local Initiatives Support Corporation - National Community Development Training Leader Graduate 2006.
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont – Russian Language (2 Certificates 1984/1985).
University of Missouri (Columbia) – Bachelor of Science Degree: Finance 1984 Delta Chi Fraternity President; Student Senator;
Inter-Fraternity Council Representative; Chancellor’s Commission on Substance Abuse; Kiwanis International.
Cliff Drive Corridor Management Committee 2007 – present (President); Vice President Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association 2005 - 2012; Vice President “Friends of the Kansas City Museum” 2005 - 2012; Board Member “Historic Kansas City Foundation” 2005-2007; Board Member “Good Hammer Program” (LISC/Westside Housing) 2007 - 2011; Fifth Congressional District, Eleventh Ward Democratic Delegate – 2007; Treasurer, Democratic 40th Legislative District Committee 2006 - 2008. Candidate for State House Of Representatives – 2010.
Community Project Management:
Kansas City Anti-Prostitution (SOAP)/Anti-Drug (SODA) Program Initiator; Lead Facilitator/Negotiator for City Parks Department Cliff Drive “Car-Free” Program 2008; Co-Author of KC Economic Development Corporation “Scarritt 353 Corp.” Economic Development Incentive Program 2008; Co-Author of Scarritt Neighborhood Urban Renewal I Plan 2006 and URP II 2009; Facilitator for Local Initiative Support Corporation Scarritt Plan 2006; Scarritt Neighborhood Historic District Expansion Plans 2005 & 2006; Kessler Society “George” Award - “Mayor’s Choice” Award recipient 2006; Good Samaritan Project House Sponsor 2009; “Christmas in October” for Vets, Disabled, and Elderly, sponsor, 2010.
Litigation Financier 1999-2010.
Provided financing for attorneys and plaintiffs in personal injury and Federal Employer Liability Act litigation
Real Estate Investor / Developer – Malibu, California 1995-2005.
Planned, organized, and negotiated all aspects of construction/finance/marketing of residential income properties.
Florist Shop Owner 2016-Present
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