The staff at Trenchless Technology magazine wants to shine the spotlight on the many individuals in the trenchless industry who have, or are currently serving in the military. To do this, we created this online database of trenchless professionals, from all continents, who served or are still serving their respective countries. The information you see below was compiled from our online submission form. If you, or someone you know, is involved in the trenchless industry and served their country in the military and they are not on our list, a link to the submission form can be found below.

Honoring Veterans and Supporting Those Who Serve Submission Form

The entire Trenchless Technology team would like to thank all of those who served, and continue to serve, their countries.

Mike Larsen, Structural Technologies Lynn Osborn, LEO Consulting LLC James Cooper, M-I Swaco, a Schlumberger Company

Toby Dunnagan, Vac-Con

Arthur Bides, JEA Timothy Coss, Microtunneling Inc. Leigh Bressner, LMK Technologies Bruce Tobey, LMK Technologies David Ridge, LMK Technologies Dr. Tom Iseley, P.E., Louisiana Tech University Mark Wallbom, Hydromax USA LLC David Crowder, R.V. Anderson Associates Limited Sheldon Teeples, RS Technical Services Inc. Bernard P. Krzys, Benjamin Media Inc. George E. Kurz, Independent Consulting Engineer Richard Prosser, Vacuworx Jeff Goldsberry, Ditch Witch

Mike Larsen Structural TechnologiesName: Mike Larsen, Structural Technologies

Years in the Trenchless Industry:14

Branch of Service: United States Air Force

Years Served: 23

Rank at Discharge: Master Sergeant

Combat Tours: Desert Storm and Operation Southern Watch


Lynn Osborn LEO ConsultingName: Lynn Osborn, owner, LEO Consulting LLC Years in the Trenchless Industry: 42 years Branch of Service: United States Army Years Served: 1969-1972 Rank at Discharge: Sergeant Your Military Occupation: Petroleum Storage/Distribution Combat Tours: Vietnam 1971-1972 Military Awards or Commendations: Bronze Star Military After Active Duty (Reserves, National Guard, etc.): Reserves


Name: James Cooper, northeastern operations manager, M-I Swaco, a Schlumberger Company Years in the Trenchless Industry: 4 Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps. Years Served: 10 Rank at Discharge: Sergeant Your Military Occupation: Combat Engineer, Breacher and Mountain Warfare Instructor Combat Tours: 2005 JTF Counter Narcotics South America; 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Iraq; 2010 and 2012 Afghanistan   Toby Dunnagan, Vac-Con


Name: Toby Dunnagan, Vac-Con Years in the Trenchless Industry: Less than a year Branch of Service: United States Navy Years Served: 5 Rank at Discharge: E-5 Your Military Occupation: Served in the Submarine Force Combat Tours: War on Terror  


Arthur Bides, JEAName: Arthur Bides, water/wastewater engineer, JEA Years in the Trenchless Industry: 5 Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps Years Served: 4 Rank at Discharge: Corporal Your Military Occupation: Aviation Ordinance Combat Tours: 1991 Gulf War Military After Active Duty (Reserves, National Guard, etc.): Florida Army National Guard Tim Coss, Microtunneling Inc.

Name: Timothy Coss, president, Microtunneling Inc. Years in the Trenchless Industry: 31 Branch of Service: United States Air Force Years Served: 8 Rank at Discharge: Staff Sergeant Your Military Occupation: Technical School Instructor, Aircraft Technician Combat Tours: Asia Deployments continuous from November 1967 thru May 1972; Vietnam: Danang Air Base, Bien Hoa Air Base, Cam Ron Bay Air Base and Phan Rang Air Base; Korea: Suwon Air Base, Osan Air Base and Kunsan Air Base; Thailand: Don Muang Air Base, Udorn Air Base and Korat Air Base; Philippines: Clark Air Base; Japan: Yokota Air Base and Guam: Anderson Air Base   Leigh Bressner, LMK Technologies

Name: Leigh Bressner, senior accountant, LMK Technologies Years in the Trenchless Industry: 1.5 years Branch of Service: United States Air Force Years Served: 8 Rank at Discharge: Staff Sergeant Combat Tours: N/A Bruce Tobey, LMK Technologies

Name: Bruce Tobey, LMK Technologies Years in the Trenchless Industry: 4 Branch of Service: United States Coast Guard Years Served: 4 Rank at Discharge: Lieutenant (03) Combat Tours: N/A

David Ridge, LMK TechnologiesName: David Ridge, technical trainer, LMK Technologies Years in the Trenchless Industry: 10 Branch of Service: United States Navy Years Served: 4 Rank at Discharge: Petty Officer: 3rd Class Your Military Occupation: Hull Technician Combat Tours: Operation Enduring Freedom-Africa, Operation Iraqi Freedom-Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Tom Iseley, Louisiana Tech University

Name: Dr. Tom Iseley, P.E., Associate Director of International Operations, Professor of Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Trenchless Technology Center, Louisiana Tech University Years in the Trenchless Industry: 40 Branch of Service: United States Coast Guard Years Served: April 1968 to March 1972 Rank at Discharge: E5 Your Military Occupation: Aviation Electrician Combat Tours: I didn’t serve in a combat zone. Two helicopters were assigned to icebreakers. I was an aviation electrician on a helicopter and an air crewman. I made a cruise to the Antarctic one year and another year I was on an icebreaker in the Arctic. Military After Active Duty (Reserves, National Guard, etc.): Inactive reserves from April 1972 to March 1974 Mark WalbomName: Mark Wallbom, executive director and CFO, Hydromax USA LLC Years in the Trenchless Industry: 40 Branch of Service: United States Air Force Years Served: 1966-1970 Rank at Discharge: Staff Sergeant Your Military Occupation: Munitions and Special Ops Specialist Combat Tours: Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base, Vietnam; Takli and Nakhon Phanom, Thailand 1967-1968 Military Awards or Commendations: Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Arms Expert, Viet Nam Service Medal, Air Combat Medal Military After Active Duty (Reserves, National Guard, etc.): No David Crowder in Uniform

Name: David Crowder, C.E.T., C.D., senior associate/trenchless practice leader, R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd. Years in the Trenchless Industry: 20 Branch of Service: Canadian Army Reserves – Canadian Military Engineers Years Served: 17 Rank at Discharge: Sergeant Your Military Occupation: Combat Engineer Combat Tours: It was not a combat tour, but I was posted to Lahr, Germany, for four months in 1985. Canada had a large group of Canadian troops in Germany at that time. Military Awards or Commendations: Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) Sheldon Teeples US Arny

Name: Sheldon Teeples, RS Technical Services Inc. Years in the Trenchless Industry: 25 Branch of Service: United States Army Years Served: Rank at Discharge: Staff Sergeant Your Military Occupation: Special Forces Combat Tours: 1973-1990 US Army Augsburg Germany / Utah National /Guard Military Awards or Commendations: Military After Active Duty (Reserves, National Guard, etc.): Utah National Guard   Bernard P Krzys, U.S. Army

Name: Bernard P. Krzys, CEO, Benjamin Media Inc. and publisher Trenchless Technology Years in the Trenchless Industry: 33 Branch of Service: United States Army Years Served: 2 Rank at Discharge: 1st Lieutenant Your Military Occupation: Finance Corps; Computer Instructor at U.S. Army Finance School Combat Tours: None Military Awards or Commendations: US Army Commendation Medal and Distinguished Military Student Military After Active Duty (Reserves, National Guard, etc.): I year U.S. Army Reserves

George Kurz, U.S. Army, VietnamName: George E. Kurz, Independent Consulting Engineer Years in the Trenchless Industry: 30 Branch of Service: United States Army Years Served: 17.5 years Rank at Discharge: Captain Your Military Occupation: Military Intelligence – Strategic Intelligence Analyst Combat Tours: 20 April 1970 – 13 November 1971 – Republic of Vietnam (Cam Ranh Bay) Military Awards or Commendations: Bronze Star Military After Active Duty (Reserves, National Guard, etc.): I5 years, U.S. Army Reserves Richard Prosser US Navy

Name: Richard Prosser, Vacuworx Years in the Trenchless Industry: 34 Branch of Service: United States Navy Years Served: 1973-1978 Rank at Discharge: Petty Officer 2nd Class Your Military Occupation: Radioman Combat Tours: None Military Awards or Commendations: National Defense Medal, Submarine Patrol Pin

Jeff Goldsberry Ditch WitchName: Jeff Goldsberry, HDD product specialist/product sales specialist, Ditch Witch Years in the Trenchless Industry: 23 Branch of Service: United States Army Reserves Years Served: 9 years, 3 months Rank at Discharge: E-6 (Staff Sergeant) Your Military Occupation: 11B3X /13B 3X Drill Sergeant Combat Tours: Desert Storm Military Awards or Commendations: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (X2), U.S Army – Drill Sgt. Badge, U.S. Army – Drill Sgt. Leader