82nd Airborne Motto -- "All the way!", "Death from above"
This a big year with the 73rd Convention of the 82nd Airborne Division Association coming to DC in August!
Meet Mike Lonetto Chairman of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. He has been in the 82D Airborne Division Association since he got to the division as a paratrooper in 1984. In 2008 he became affiliated with the Washington DC chapter and really started getting involved with all the activities in the chapter about 5 years ago. This year he was elected Chairman of the Washington DC chapter.
He joined the Army at the age of 17 years old and has quite a career within the Army and he will tell us all about that career. He went into the reserves and then from there the Diplomatic Security Service and served as an agent on the Secretary of State’s Protective Detail and traveled to over 50 countries. Mike transitioned to the Department of Health and Human Services to serve on a cabinet protection detail. He has been at HHS for 18 years where he is the Special Agent in Charge of the Protection Operations Branch.