EDUCATION, MILITARY SERVICE, RELIGIONS, AND POLITICS:
I was born in Philadelphia, PA in May, 1947, graduated from Northeast High there in 1965, and from TempleUniversity in 1969. At the University of Pennsylvania I earned my first commission in the U.S. Navy in December 1968. After active duty in the Navy, I taught science in Dade and Palm BeachCounties 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 as the oldest Lieutenant in the Coast Guard on my 60th birthday in May, 2007 (retirees recalled to active duty can not be promoted - a Coast Guard or Navy lieutenant is the same rank as an Army captain). I have been a guest speaker on the History Channel where I discussed my Torah Codes and Ark Code research. Additional expeditions into Egypt will be governed by permits from the Egyptian authorities. I began actively investigating claims about Breakthrough Propulsion Physics while helping my son (David) to earn his degree in space physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. David and I both have a strong interest in the composition of the Martian atmosphere, but while I often find the data and publish the political implications, we publish the technical write-ups at MarsCorrect.com and on his web site where we strive to avoid political issues. David presented his findings at the Thirteenth International Mars Society Convention in Dayton, Ohio on August 5th, 2010. We both delivered a more extensive follow up at the next Mars Society Convention in Dallas on August 4, 2011.
With respect to religion, I'm a modern Orthodox Jew. Politically I'm a Conservative Republican, with a keen interest in an open and comprehensive space program that's based on technology that is Made in the America.
MILITARY AWARDS RECEIVED: U.S Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal (see enlargement available of citation below to the left), 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).
The Meritorious Service Medal (see Citation below) was my highest award. It recognized all the plans that I had written for the U.S. Coast and for the U.S. Navy between 2003 and my retirement at age 60 in 2007.
AS A RESERVIST, I PROUDLY SERVED ABOARD THE FOLLOWING SHIPS: