June 21, 2017
This episode we have Lieutenant Commander, Oliver Barrett who has recently retired from the US Marines and Navy. Currently, he is a Latin America and Caribbean affairs security adviser and analyst.
He leads the US Pentagon's division responsible for Latin America and the Caribbean initiative to facilitate unclassified information sharing and collaboration with academia, the private sector, and non-profits. Oliver is the architect of U.S. Southern command’s online alliance building efforts and provides advisory services that have enabled government planners to better connect and collaborate with the civilian sector.
An accomplished writer, Oliver blogs on foreign affairs issues for several think tanks and organizations. These have ranged from The Foreign Policy Association in NY to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition in Washington, D.C. A former US Marine, and Naval officer, he has served with distinction for over 20 years and is a thought leader in U.S. foreign affairs and ‘smart power’ initiatives.
Oliver has earned numerous personal and campaign awards during his 20-year career and now resides in South Florida. He joins us to discuss his book titled, "Christian American Bastard - Go Home!" which is about becoming an American, issues on Climate Change and Winning the War on Terror.
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