Dead Man Launch: A Todd Ingram Novelof the Cold War

Dead Man Launch: A Todd Ingram Novelof the Cold War

by John J. Gobbell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987034820
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Series: Todd Ingram Series , #6
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 905,586
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Upon graduating from the University of Southern California, John was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served as a deck and ASW officer aboard the USS Tingey (DD 539), a revered Fletcher-class destroyer and battle of Leyte Gulf veteran. He did a WESTPAC cruise and fought the battle of YANKEE STATION forming a protective destroyer screen around the carrier USS Hancock (CVA 19) in the South China Sea.

Professional Career
Most of John's career has been in executive recruiting. He was with KPMG Peat Marwick as a consultant for three years. And then for ten years, he was a Vice President Boyden Associates, Inc., a large New York City based international executive recruiting firm. He then founded THE GOBBELL COMPANY in Newport Beach,

John and his wife Janine

California where he worked on a retained basis with corporate clients to find senior executives. During a concentrated time of developing and presenting candidates for military aerospace clients, John became fascinated with advanced technology, weapon systems, and the executives who build them. Recently he was the Director of Development for the USC Catholic Center, located at the University of Southern California. There, he worked on a $35.0 million capital campaign to build a new Romanesque church and student center on campus. In civilian life, John sails in Southern California yacht racing regattas. In younger days he skippered in the Long Beach Yacht Club's Congressional Cup, one of the most prestigious match-racing regattas featuring skippers from around the world, including America's cup stand-outs. John and his wife, Janine, also a USC graduate, live in Orange County, California.

The Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) announced the award of the 2015 Gold Medal – Historical Fiction, to author John J. Gobbell at their annual meeting September 26, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The award was for his latest novel, EDGE OF VALOR published by the United States Naval Institute Press.

Gobbell commented, "Hat's off to the Military Writer's Society of America and all the great work they do keeping alive the military spirit of America's men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, and for maintaining their customs, tradition and accomplishments."

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