Shawn VanDiver is a 12-year Navy veteran, faculty at three universities, and serves on several boards focused on human trafficking, national and international security, and emergency management. He attended National University and the Naval Postgraduate School possessing degrees and certificates in Domestic Security Management, Homeland Security and Safety Engineering, and Information Systems Operations. He enjoys cooking, SCUBA diving, and spending time with his 6-year-old aspiring pirate/ninja turtle. He is the Co-Director of the Truman National Security Project San Diego Chapter.
Recent articles from Shawn VanDiver
A Veteran’s Complicated Reaction To Chelsea Manning’s Freedom
President Barack Obama’s decision to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning elicits strong reactions from veterans.
How A US Destroyer Responds When Someone Shoots At It
People get excited, but the action remains calm and professional.
Slacktivism Won’t Get Gary Johnson Onto The Debate Stage
There are too many people complaining about the status quo and not taking action to make a difference.
Thunderbirds Commander’s New Book Is More Of What We Already Know
Retired Air Force Col. JV Venable’s new book “Breaking the Trust Barrier” is a good but familiar read.
Politicians Aren’t Talking About Climate Change, But Veterans Can Fix That
Climate change and clean energy are national security issues that veterans can thrust into the current political debate.
Stop Promoting Adults Who Behave Like Children Through The Ranks
It’s time for adults to step up and lead the force, because childishness just isn’t up to the challenge.