Mr. Dinkel had the honor of serving in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer and retired as a Colonel after 30 years of service. His military assignments have taken him throughout the United States and worldwide including Panama, Vietnam, Europe, Korea and the Middle East. These assignments included duties as Provost Marshal (Chief of Police) for three major Army installations, and Group and Battalion Commander of Military Police and Criminal Investigation (CID) units. Additionally, he served as an instructor at the United States Army Military Police School and the Army War College. His numerous awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two awards of the Legion and Merit, and two awards of the Bronze Star Medal.
His education includes a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from The George Washington University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the DEA Police Officers course, and numerous criminal justice specialized courses. He has also completed a Fellowship in Forensic Medicine and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). In addition to his military teaching experience, he has taught at Pikes Peak Community College, and, for the past seven years, at Southwest Florida College.