December 1990 – June 1991
John was the Platoon leader for a ground-based Military Intelligency Company on the front lines of Desert Storm. His platoon was primarily concerned with the collection and jamming of enemy signals intelligence, although we were instrumental in collecting human intelligence from captured POWs.
|Talking to New Canaan students after Operation Desert Storm|
3-34 Armor Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Stuttgart, Germany
August 1989 - December 1990
John was on a tank battalion staff officer in the role of Intelligence Officer (S-2) for a tank battalion stationed at Panzer Kaserne in Boblingen, Germany. The battalion was frequently deployed to the Grafenwohr and Hohenfels training areas for training excercises.
|Fort Bragg, North Carolina|