Cliff is a lifelong and current aviator with a 24-year career as a military fighter pilot, in both the Air Force and carrier Navy, followed by 14 years as an Alaska Airlines captain. He then flew charter jets worldwide to destinations in forty-five countries. His total flight time is in excess of 19,000 hours and his combat military decorations include the Silver Star, Distinguish Flying Cross and the Purple Heart. Cliff’s formal education includes a BBA, an MS in Counseling Psychology and completion of the Program for Manager Development, Harvard Graduate Business School. He claims that his hobbies are “being at home”, sailing and flying his single seat Mooney aircraft from Torrance Airport.