Troy is a 23 year veteran of the US Air Force.  He enlisted under the delayed entry program in August of 1979.  Troy entered basic training just 9 days after graduating from High School in 1980.  He went into the ICBM field as a Minuteman Maintenance Specialist. His duty assignments were Minot AFB, ND, Lackland AFB, TX (Basic Training Instructor).  Barksdale AFB, LA (Civil Engineering), and finished at Vandenberg AFB, CA (Minuteman & Peacekeeper Missile Maintenance).

Troy has been active in various veterans associations. Primarily the Air Force Sergeant’s Association and the Disabled American Veterans.  Troy has been a member of the DAV since 2002, just prior to retiring in 2003.  He is a full Life Member of the DAV.