William M Whitead (Bud)
I am originally from South Eastern New Mexico. After graduating from Hobbs, New Mexico Sr. High School, in 1971, I spent the next five years attending college at New Mexico Jr College in Hobbs, and then Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. During this time at school I majored in Political Science and History. In 1977 I joined the Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps I earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree at National University in Vista, California. After twenty years of active military service, I retired from the Marine Corps in April 1997. From this time until 2014, I lived in Stafford, Virginia, and commuted every day into the Washington DC area, working as a contracting IT Network Engineering Manager at the Department of Commerce, Immigration and Naturalization Department, Executive Office of the White House, and finally, for three years at the Pentagon. I am now settled in and living in Marble Falls, Texas, and I plan on staying here for a long time; I love the “The Hill Country” of Central Texas!
Throughout my life I have always had a love of history and a deep reverence for those who came before us. While writing this, I have to laugh because there are so many aspects of history that just fascinate me. I can really get lost in it all! This is my passion!
I also have a deep interest in current events and politics and how the two interact and effect the other. I feel very strongly that a better understanding of history helps us to understand events occurring around us, and, hopefully, this will help us to make better decisions.