In addition, he holds a number of licenses, certificates, registrations, and sundry other qualifications in a variety of professional and avocational fields, usually reaching the highest level of proficiency in each before starting over again in another. This diverse background is reflected in those positions held in the public and private sectors; his elected and appointed government positions; and, those voluntary positions he has held in service to his community and nation.
Joseph is married to the former Donna Cameron of Boston, Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, Canada. Donna is an anesthetist in private practice. Although both consider themselves New Englanders, their primary residence is in Central Florida. They have two adult children. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, and is a full-time computer programmer/analyst and a part-time graduate student. Joseph III is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and is a Ranger-qualified Infantry officer on active service in a parachute regiment
Son of one of the Four Tribes of Tara in ancient Ireland and heir to a hereditary (albeit forever lost) princedom of that wondrous island, unconventional warrior, and international scholar, Joseph remains a simple dirty-kneed combat soldier with the mind of a philosopher.
His academic credentials include:
B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1971.
Bachelor of Laws, 1972.
Juris Doctor, 1977.
Master of Education, 2001.
Master of Martial Arts, 2001.
Master of Science (by research), 2002