My name is Dick Hawley and I was born and raised in upstate New York. I attended public school through the 10th grade, then spent two years at a military prep school before attending the Air Force Academy. I graduated in 1964 followed by a year at Georgetown University where I earned a masters degree in economics. I retired from the Air Force in 1999 and began a second career as an independent consultant. I continue in that role today, albeit at a fairly modest pace.