DFW Area Coordinator 

After graduation from the University of Northern Iowa in 1996, Derek commissioned into the United States Marine Corps in December, 1996, as a Second Lieutenant. He earned his Wings of Gold in June, 1999, and reported to MCAS Cherry Point, NC, for follow on initial training in the KC-130F/R/T Hercules aircraft. He served in several KC-130F/R/T squadrons working in both Operations and Safety before hanging up the flight suit for good in October 2016. Derek is married to the former Bonnie Limberg and they have four children. He and Bonnie currently live in Fort Worth, Texas, where he is now a First Officer for Southwest Airlines.