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French air Force Academy (AERONAUTICALENGINEER)
University of West Florida (Master's)
JOINT DEFENSE COLLEGE (Master's)
I am a former Colonel in the French Air Force, recently relocated to the Tampa Bay area, as my older sons are going to USF. I have a younger son, who is 10 and is in 6th grade.
I have a 5-year aeronautical engineering degree from the French Air Force Academy, and I have worked most of my career on French fighter aircraft, like the Mirage 2000 and the Rafale. I was selected to come to the USA in 1989 for a 2 year exchange with the US Air Force: I worked on F15 aircraft then. During these 2 years I obtained a Master of Public Administration from the University of West Florida. I also got married with my wife, Pamela. She already had 3 children, Ian, Erin and Andy, and after we moved back to France all together, we have been blessed with two more, Dylan and Ryan.
After 25 years in the Air Force, I decided to retire and I went to Jordan, in the Middle East, to become the director of a small company manufacturing light surveillance aircraft, during 2 years. Jordan was a wonderful place to raise our kids, so we decided to stay there for a while, and I became an independent consultant in aviation and defense after the contract was over.
Since 2010, I have resettled in the Tampa Bay area so that Andy and Dylan might go to the University of West Florida. Andy just got his Bachelor in Psychology and is contemplating getting his Master in Computer Science. Dylan is in his third year for a Bachelor in International Studies and wants to go and explore the world after graduation.
I am also a life coach, and a Dale Carnegie Course trainer (a course in human relations and effective speaking). I enjoy helping out kids with their studying. I do not believe in criticizing. Actually the first human relations principle that Dale Carnegie teaches in his book "How to win friends and influence people" is "Do not criticize, condemn or complain" !
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I would be very happy to be of assistance to you for French or Math tutoring sessions. I am a former Colonel in the French Air Force, recently relocated to the Tampa Bay area, as my older sons are going to USF. I have a younger son, who is 10 and is in 6th grade.
I have a 5-year aeronautical engineering
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