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Vern Lampman was born in Alaska. As a child he lived in Franklin County, Iowa and Tacoma, Washington.
He graduated from high school in 1975 and graduated in 1979 from the DeVry Institute of Technology in Phoenix, Arizona with a B.S. Electronics Engineering Technology degree.
Vern is married to Melissa Butts of Tacoma, Washington. They have five children: Shannon, Christopher, Aaron, Joshua, Rebekah and two grandsons: Shawn and Caleb.
He entered the US Air Force and received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1980. His first assignment was at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio where he served as an electronic engineer. He developed electronic countermeasures and airborne computer systems.
Lt. Lampman was reassigned in 1983 to Langley AFB, Virginia and was promoted to Captain in 1984. At Langley he provided engineering support to the Air Force's Tactical Computer Facility, which developed, tested, and certified tactical computer communications software.
He left active duty in 1988 and became a reserve officer.
In 1990, Capt. Lampman was assigned to the 71st Aerial Port Squadron at Langley AFB, Virginia as an Air Transportation Officer. He was promoted to Major in 1994 and served as the Squadron Operations Officer.
In 1991 he and the 71 APS were called to active duty in support of Operation DESERT STORM at Dover AFB, Delaware. He managed the storage, retrieval, and loading of air cargo.
He returned to active duty in 1993 at Dover AFB to assist with airlift operations to Somalia. In 1994 he was again activated to assist the US Atlantic Command in Norfolk, Virginia. He served as a transportation officer in support of numerous operations in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Rwanda, and Cuba.
His annual training tour assignments allowed him to travel to places like Adana, Turkey in 1993. He served as the aerial port commander at Dover AFB, Delaware in 1994.
He resigned his reserve position in 1995 to concentrate on his trucking business and was discharged at the rank of Major in 2005.
After leaving active duty, he went to work at the Bible Broadcasting Network in Chesapeake, Virginia as a Broadcast Engineer. He installed and maintained the electronic equipment used in operating a satellite-fed network of FM radio stations.
He later went to work at the Satellite Systems Corporation in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he was the Production Manager building satellite up-link equipment used in commericial radio stations.
After returning from an active duty recall at Dover AFB, Delaware, he became a Mortgage Loan Officer with the Southeast Mortgage Banking Company in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He specialized in originating VA guaranteed loans.
Since 1995, he has been an "Over The Road" truck driver with 10 of those years as an Owner/Operator. He has logged over 1.5 million safe miles traveled.
In addition to his trucking operation, he has formed several home-based businesses and serves as a mentor to others who are looking to become Financially Independent.
Visit his website at HaveGreatWealth.com
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