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GallantFew's The New American Veteran

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GallantFew is a veteran serving nonprofit that helps veterans (focus on US Army Rangers) transition from active duty to civilian life. Today's guest is author, Ranger veteran and retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel John Lock.  


John Lock is a graduate and former Asst Prof of the US Military Academy at West Point & retired from active duty in 2002.  He enlisted in the Army in 1974 and served as a Non-Commissioned Officer until 1978.  His commissioned assignments include the 1st Armored Division, 82d Airborne Division, Department of Systems Engineering at West Point, Deputy Commander NY District US Army Corps of Engineers and Acting Chief Engineer Stabilization Forces (SFOR), Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina during the Kosovo Campaign.

His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, & Command and General Staff College.  His decorations and awards include the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutists Wings and the Legion of Merit.

Upon retirement, John became an independent consultant supporting the Army's advanced C4ISR technologies through architectural development and network analysis.

He's authored four major books endorsed by GEN (Ret) Colin Powell, LTG (Ret) Hal Moore, COL (Ret) Ralph Puckett, Jr, former US Senators Bob Dole and Bob Kerrey as well as NY Times #1 best selling authors Stephen Ambrose and W.E.B. Griffin.  John has also served as a consultant for US Army ‘Warfighter’ General Officer Senior Mentor programs as well as the US Army Science Board.  Following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in NYC on 9 September 2011, he lead the first FEMA damage assessment team into Ground Zero.  Recently, he was an actor and participant on the SYFY Channel's Legend Quest and Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior.