Author and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson will be the keynote speaker at the monthly meeting of Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated on Saturday, September 17.
The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at Marie Calendar’s restaurant, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia, CA 91355, with check-in at 9:15 a.m.
The cost, including breakfast buffet, is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $10 for anyone under age 25. Reservations may be made by calling (661) 347-1015, emailing ProgramVP@SCRWF.com, or on Facebook at bit.ly/Buzz-SCRWF.
Patterson served as a military aide to President Bill Clinton and was part of the team that once carried the nuclear “football,” the black bag containing codes for the use of nuclear weapons. Having spent several years in the White House with the Clintons, he will to share his inside knowledge of them along with his thoughts about Hillary’s policies on U.S. national security.
For additional details, call SCRWF at (661) 347-1015.
Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson, United States Air Force (Retired), is a military combat pilot, distinguished White House military aide, bestselling author, leadership consultant, popular public speaker and commercial airline pilot. Patterson’s literary efforts include two New York Times best sellers, Dereliction of Duty and Reckless Disregard. His most recent book is Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack Obama is Destroying the Military and Endangering Our Security.
Patterson served 20 years as a pilot on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and saw tours of duty world-wide, including combat operations in Bosnia, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Rwanda and Haiti.
From 1996 to 1998, Col. Patterson was the Senior Military Aide to President Bill Clinton. During that time he served at the right hand of the President and Mrs. Hillary Clinton and was responsible for the President’s Emergency Satchel, otherwise known as the “Nuclear Football,” the black bag with the nation’s nuclear capability that accompanies the president at all times. As such, Patterson had an office and a bedroom in the White House and accompanied the First Family at all times. In addition, Col. Patterson was operational commander for all military units assigned to the White House, which included Air Force One, Marine One, Camp David and the White House Transportation Agency.
Among his many military commendations, Patterson received the Defense Superior Service Medal for accomplishments while at the White House and was awarded the Air Force Air Medal for flying combat support missions into then-besieged Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1994. He retired in 2001 to pursue a career as a commercial airline pilot, writer, consultant and speaker.
He is a frequent guest on talk shows across the country, including television appearances on Hannity, The O’Reilly Factor, CBS’ Morning Show, Fox and Friends, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Dennis Miller Show, C-SPAN’s Book Notes, Joe Scarborough, and MSNBC News. He’s also been heard on radio shows such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Dennis Prager, Michael Savage, Lars Larson and Hugh Hewitt.
Patterson was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is a Distinguished Graduate from the Air Command and Staff College; he has his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He and his family currently reside in California.
His multiple published works include:
– “Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack Obama is Destroying the Military and Endangering our Security” – Eagles Publishing, 2010
– “War Crimes: The Left’s Campaign to Destroy Our Military and Lose the War on Terror” – The Random House Group, 2006
– “Reckless Disregard: How Liberal Democrats Undercut Our Military, Endanger Our Soldiers, and Jeopardize Our Security” – Eagle Publishing, 2004
– “Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America’s National Security” – Eagle Publishing, 2003