Mar 2, 2023
The National Defense Security Briefing Series is a program of quarterly discussions on issues and areas of the world where US vital national interests are at stake in the 21st Century. The series is jointly sponsored by the Dallas Chapters of the Navy League, the Air & Space Forces Association, the Association of the US Army, the Military Order of the World Wars, and the Jewish War Veterans. While we all support our individual programs and charities, this program is designed to bring us together in support of the issues we share in common.
Heritage Ranch hosts the series that attracts a broad audience of people from all over North Texas.
In this episode Super Dave Quinn is joined by 3 key members of the National Defense Security Briefing Series.
Ted Puchacz, Former Machine Accountant Intelligence,
Navy. (Ted lives in Heritage Ranch)
Ted is a veteran of the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and SHAPE War Headquarters. He retired from the Navy as a MA2, Intelligence, after 6.5 years of active service. He worked on the development of intelligence during the Cuban Missile Crisis, development and deployment of the IOIC database on NAVY carriers as well as serving at SHAPE, Panda Division, developing systems for both NATO & US Eucom. During his time in service, Ted has worked with a variety of US & NATO intelligence services.
Charles Daniels, Former Lieutenant, U.S.
Chuck served in the United States Navy from 1978 to 1984, as a Surface Warfare Officer in the Pacific on destroyers and as a Liaison Officer between Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC) and the First Division of the United States Marine Corp (FIRSTMARDIV) Camp Pendleton.
After leaving the U.S. Navy, Chuck began a 30-year career working for Texas Instruments Defense Equipment Group and Raytheon. Throughout his entire post-military career, he supported Top Secret U.S. Navy technology research programs as well as intelligence development programs. He has been a Manufacturing Engineer, had roles in business development, finance and contracts. When Chuck retired from Raytheon, he was managing approximately $1B in defense contracts.
Charles became the Commander of the Dallas Chapter of MOWW in July of 2020 and led the Dallas Chapter to the “Best Large Chapter” award by June 2021. He has been awarded the MOWW Silver Patrick Henry Award, the MOWW Gold Patrick Henry Award, the Chapter Commander Emeritus Award, the MOWW National Citation and the U.S. House of Representatives Certificate of Congressional Recognition Award.
John Campbell, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force,
John retired from the Air Force in 2003 as a Lieutenant General. His 32-year military career included operational and staff assignments all over the world. He commanded two fighter wings and has 3,600 flying hours in the T-38, F-15 and F-16 aircraft. In his last tours in Washington, he served as the Deputy Director for Operations, Joint Staff; the Deputy Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency/Commander, Joint Task Force-Computer Network Defense; and as the Associate Director of Central Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency.
After retiring from the Air Force John worked for Applied Research Associates in Arlington, VA and in 2006 joined Iridium Communications, Inc. McLean VA as the Executive Vice President for Government Programs, managing Iridium’s core government communications services as well as numerous classified programs serving DoD and other US Government customers. He currently serves as Chairman of Iridium Communications’ Government Advisory Board and represents Iridium at the working level on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Board. General Campbell is a member of the National Security Advisory Council of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Washington DC; and is a senior advisor to the President of the University of Maryland Global Campus and the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation, Fort Meade, Maryland. John is a member of the advisory board of Untrafficked, a national organization dedicated to combatting child sex trafficking. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Veterans Center of North Texas and serves as President of the Dallas Chapter of the Air Force Association.