‘General Noriega’s reckless threats and attacks upon Americans in Panama created an imminent danger to the 35,000 American citizens in Panama.
As president, I have no higher obligation than to safeguard the lives of American citizens.’
― US President George H.W. Bush
“Operation Just Cause” is an example of a carefully planned and executed combat operation that overwhelmed Panama's Dictator, Manuel Noriega and his Panamanian Defense Forces. Utilizing the US strategy of simultaneously employing Military Deception (MILDEC), Military Operations in Urbanized Terrain (MOUT), Air-Assault, Airborne, and Special Forces to decisively neutralize Noriega’s PDF. Operation Just Cause resulted in the restoration of the Central American’s elected government, the rescue of one American hostage, and the protection of other Americans and Panamanians.
Ranger, HALO, 18F. NEO also worked as a military advisor for a feature film. Born and raised in the rugged Pacific Northwest where he retired with his wife and two children. When not running his kids around he loves rucking, skiing, long distance bicycling, craft beer, and yes, competition pickle ball!!