Frank enlisted in the Air Force in 1953 and received his pilot’s wings and commission through the Aviation Cadet Program in 1955. This was the year that he met and married the love of his life Kay.
He initially flew in a tactical squadron employing the F-86F and the F-100D aircraft. He was then assigned to Strategic Air Command and commanded the B-47 and B-52 bombers, U2 reconnaissance aircraft and the EB-66 electronic warfare aircraft. His military decoration among others, include the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Medal. He was a command pilot with over 5,000 flying hours, 370 of which were combat.
After his retirement in 1982, Frank owned and operated an insurance agency in Las Vegas. He and his wife Kathryn, later moved to Tucson, AZ.