While in college, he participated in and received a US Army ROTC commission and had various world-wide assignments. His favorite being an aide-de-camp for a Brigadier General in Munich Germany. He received 2 Army Commendation medals, one after serving during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. After being promoted to Major and being selected to attend the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, he decided to attend Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He excelled there and also participated in student government as a Senator. After graduating, the President of the law school gave him a job to set up a program that assisted students in preparation for the Bar Exam. After passing the Bar Exam, Don started his own law practice and has been a marital and family law attorney for over 25 years. He has a 5 Star rating and has aspirations of becoming a Circuit Court Judge.