Chad attended the United States Air Force Academy. There he was honored academically as well as on the gridiron. Named most valuable athlete at the Academy, he also earned: defensive player of the year honors from the Western Athletic Conference, a spot on the WAC’s All-Decade Team, the 1987 Outland Trophy, MVP of the 1988 Freedom Bowl, two-time Academic All-American, Academic All-American Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame, and several other accolades. These achievements earned him a spot on the Dallas Cowboys’ roster. However, he postponed his entry into the NFL to fulfill his commitment to the U.S. Air Force. Chad entered the Euro-NATO training program for top pilots and went on to fly 45 missions in operation “Provide Comfort” behind the controls of an A-10 Thunderbolt. This operation provided support to the Kurdish refugees in northern Iraq. He received two aerial achievement medals, a humanitarian award and an outstanding unit award for his actions. Chad then joined the Dallas Cowboys, earning a starting position as a defensive lineman. He spent his entire 9-year professional football career with the Cowboys, retiring with three Super Bowl rings.
Chad serves as COO/Partner at Rubicon. Aside from his duties with Rubicon, he is the founder of Wingmen Ministries. He also continues to serve the community as a board member of Christian Community Action, a Board of Advisor member for the North Texas Food Bank, a Board of Advisor member of the Center for Brain Health, and board member for Friends of Falcon Football. He is active in several veterans’ initiatives and speaks to both businesses and non-profits on the topic of commitment. He is the author of the books, “It Takes Commitment”, “Rules of Engagement”, and “Forces of Character”. Chad is married to Tammy and they have two children, Chase and Brenna.
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