I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps. During my 22-years of active duty, my two tours in Vietnam were remarkably memorable as I was both an advisor and rifle company commander during the 1967-1969 height of the war. Awarded Silver Star Medal. I also instructed economics at the U.S. Naval Academy and headed the Marine Corps Procurement Budget. Upon retirement, I consulted to the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. Afterward, I was the Executive Director of the Second Marine Division Association and Chairman of the Board for the Carolina Museum of the Marine. I enjoy writing and have published over 15 articles in the Marine Corps Gazette and Amphibious Warfare Review. I authored books on training, automated information systems, and logistics. My first novel, Battlelines, is a historical fiction written about the gallant men of Fox Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment during their five-year deployment to Vietnam. My second novel, Bandits Below, is about the birth of the Marine Corps’ Air-Ground Team in Nicaragua during the late 1920s. My third novel, The Pound: Devil Dogs War in Nicaragua, was published in 2019. The fourth novel tells the story of the tragic Beirut bombing in 1983. I hold an MBA from George Washington University and a BA from Denison University.