William C. Gladish earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Indiana University. He received a U.S. Air Force officer's commission in 1982 and served on active duty for over ten years as a pilot and navigator; allowing him to observe the Earth and humanity's impact on it from 30,000 feet for many years. In 1992, he completed a masterï's degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Bill has served as an assistant professor and has received numerous leadership awards from the Air Force. In 2001, he established The Critical Decision Foundation, on the web at www.ACriticalDecision.org , to study the influences of economic forces (especially large corporations) on society, the importance of biodiversity, and the relationship of these subjects toward humanity's long-term physical and spiritual health. He presently serves as the foundation's director and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Bill continues to study the impact of large corporations on humanity and the environment and their threat to the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2005, he presented the Decision Footprint concept at the annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education and was named a Fellow at the International Professors Project.