During his service, the Marine Corps asked John to travel to many of the world’s remote and hostile locations in service of our country, 19 countries in all. John led the Evacuation Control Center in the Central African Republic, where he took part in rescuing 448 Americans and third-country nationals during a military coup and assisted in the evacuation of Americans in Monrovia, Liberia. John has completed engineering reconnaissance missions in Bosnia and Djibouti, served as an Operations Officer in Kuwait and Japan, and trained and served with military forces from England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. John was also the author of several manuals on Marine Corps and Joint Forces engineering operations and amphibious breaching operations. John was Honorable Discharged from the Marine Corps in 2005 as a Major. He misses serving with his Marines every day.
John’s military service for the country gives him firsthand experience and insight. John has witnessed first-hand the horrors of war, oppression, desperate poverty and violence waged on people by corrupt and self-serving governments. John has also seen the great respect people of other nations have for the United States, the respect that we have for other nations and the power of listening and compassion.