John W. Slagle served with the United States Navy, Aviation Patrol Squadrons 31 and 41 from 1963-1967. From 1968 to 1972, he was a Firefighter-Rescue-man and Lieutenant for the St. Joseph, Missouri Fire Department who resigned to accept an appointment with the United States Border Patrol. From 1972 to 2001, the author was a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Intelligence Officer, Tactical Unit Medic, Sector Aircraft Pilot, and spent ten years in undercover assignments as a U.S. Special Agent in Anti-smuggling operations. 1998 to 2000, he was a U.S. Intelligence Research Specialist at Arizona HIDTA and logged Narcotics cartels, suspected Terrorist Illegal Entries, as well as Border Incursions by Mexican Military and Police. As Senior Intelligence Analyst on September 11, 2001, Slagle was on Command Post Duties at Regional HQ establishing data links and information for authorities nationwide. Education: Bachelor of Law Degree, F.A.A. Commercial Pilot, Single and Multi-engine Aircraft, Instrument Rated, Certified Master Gunsmith, U.S. Intelligence Analyst, Forensic Science/ Evidence Technician and Nidan, Second Degree black belt instructor in Iaido, Japanese swordsmanship. He lives with his wife in a rural area of Southern Arizona. This is his first book.