After the life-changing experience of boot camp, I returned to Penn State and graduated in 1976. I headed to Fort Huachuca for military intelligence basic officer school as a second lieutenant. Fort Huachuca is an Army post located in the Huachuca Mountains of Arizona. The post is located at high elevation in the desert, 15 miles north of Mexico. I was hoping to study human intelligence, but I was selected for electronic warfare signals intelligence after the basic course. Electronic warfare attempts to deny the enemy the advantage of all electronic spectrum from air, sea, land, and space by manned and unmanned systems; it can target communications, satellites, radar, or other assets. Signals intelligence is ...

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