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About The Author

Michael Gaddis spent ten years as a Marine Corps officer. He served with the infantry in the First and Second Battalions, Third Marine Regiment out of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where he participated in multiple West Pacific cruises with the Pacific Fleet. He served as a platoon commander, company executive officer, and company commander with the battalions. After his tour with the grunts, he added a computer-and-data-communications military operational specialty (MOS) to his skills by serving with the Marine Corps Data Processing center in Kansas City and the Defense Communications Agency. Along the way, he picked up his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science.

        After leaving the Marine Corps in 1988, he joined the Applied Research Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, serving as its associate director until 1993. The laboratory specialized in commercializing faculty research and managed to license and commercialize two leading-edge, high-speed communications switches to technology companies during his tenure.

    After his stint at the university, Michael Gaddis helped create three successive technology companies concentrated on Internet technology and services. He would serve in the capacity as director, executive vice president, chief technical officer, and chief executive officer during his “entrepreneurial” years.

      He retired in 2001 at the age of forty-five to pursue fun things like writing software and novels such as The Lion’s Prophecy.