Navy VeteranI'm a United States Navy Veteran who has served on the Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Staff at the Pentagon during the Reagan Administration. An era which included the Grenada Rescue Operation. While I'm not at liberty to discuss the details of my time at the Pentagon, I can tell you that in the course of my duties, I've exchanged pleasantries with Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger, former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, and former Deputy Director of Military Affiars for the National Security Counsel Lt. Col. Oliver North (ret).
What I am trying to demonstrate is that I was in a position of considerable responsibility during a time of uncertainty in our nations history. I was frequently in contact with some of the most powerful people who was leading our nation during the Reagan Administration. Additionally, unlike most sailors, I have a letter of commendation from the Army Chief of Staff for my participation in the internment of the Vietnam Unknown Soldier.
I'm no stranger to Washington, D.C. And I am no stranger to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, having been assigned to the Naval Air Reconnaissance Center - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
My days in the Navy were punctuated by butting heads with over zealous higher ups who were constantly exceeding their authority. They needed reigning in - and I was always up to the task.