• Propaedeutic year political science
  • General secondary education,1977-1981
  • Higher secondary education, 1981-1984
  • Pre-university education (state examinations), certificates in English, Dutch and history 1984-1986


  • Instructor T-38, Wichita Falls, Texas USA 1989-1991
  • Squadron scheduler 90th Flying Squadron, member of Check Section 1991-1992
  • Runway supervisor Unit Training and Standardization Officer (RSUTO), member of Standardization and Evaluation (StanEval) of the 80th Flying Training Wing 1992-1993
  • Squadron pilot F-16, 312 Squadron, Volkel 1994-1995
  • Flight instructor PC-7 1995-1997
  • Flight instructor T-38 1998
  • Flight Commander (PIT), Supervisor of Flying (SOF) 1999-2000
  • Wing scheduler 1999
  • Assistant director of Operations (ADO) T-38, 88th Flying Training Squadron, flight evaluator for flight tests of future instructors, responsible for adapted flight programme of General Officers 2000-2001
  • Flight instructor PC-7 2001-2002
  • Flight Commander, Flight Instructors Training (VIO) (PIT) 2002-2003
  • Standardisation and Evaluation Officer, Royal Military Aviation School (KMSL) 2004-2009
  • Liaison Officer, ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Headquarters, Kabul (Afghanistan) 2006
  • Flight instructor T38C, Sheppard Air Base, Texas USA 2009-2010