John was born and raised on Chicago’s Southside, and moved to the Southwest Suburbs in 1972. He Graduated from Chicago State University in May 1987, and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on May 15, 1986. He served with the 327th Military Police Battalion as a Communications/Electronics Officer, and the 814th Military Police Company in Rosemont, Illinois as a Platoon Leader. Due to a career ending injury sustained at Ft. Benning, Georgia, he was transferred to the Retired Reserves on May 1, 1996.
John is retired and currently resides in Fallon, NV. Since relocating to Nevada in 2008, John has served on the Nevada Indian Commission, Veterans Service Commission and was appointed in 2020, to the Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery Commission.
John is a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, AMVETS, Military Officers Association of America, and National Native American Veterans Association.