Nick Cressy retired from the US Army as a full Colonel in December 2012 and enjoys World War II history, biking, and traveling locally (in Colorado) to enjoy the scenery and culture.  He has undergraduate and graduates degrees in business management.  Foreign countries visited during his lifetime including Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.  His military background began as an enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force trained in aircraft weapons and munitions loading from 1971 to 1975, briefly serving in the Michigan Air National Guard from 1977 to 1978.  During his career, assignments included service in the states of Michigan, North Dakota, Colorado, Texas, Virginia and Hawaii.  Military overseas assignments included Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.