40 years in Oil and Gas upstream. Small scale investor in oil and gas related companies. I am not a financial planning pro, I invest in companies that I think have potential. I prefer higher dividends and accept the risk that goes with them. Retired US Army Reserve-Civil Affairs (Colonel) Served as ORHA/CPA representative to the Iraqi South Oil Company in early 2003, supporting both oil and electricity sectors. Coalition Chief of Essential Services in Baghdad, 2005-2006. Coordinated military support to the Iraqi National oil and electricity sectors. 20+ years with Major Oilfield Service Company-Continuing. Management, manufacturing, supply chain, business development, Artificial Lift. Multiple Senior leader roles in manufacturing. Certified LSS Green Belt. C level roles in small independent E&P oilfield and services companies.