Command Screen

by Eugene Sierras


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/21/2013

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781466994294
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781466994270

About the Book

Commander Michael Canseco has arrived at a defining moment in his career. After completing a successful series of demanding assignments, he is assigned Temporary Additional Duty to the Washington, DC, area awaiting Permanent Change of Station orders. His assignment to the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, House Liaison Office, is to be for only a few months. He will work there awaiting the results of his Commander Command Selection Board, commonly referred to as Command Screen. While serving on what was supposed to be a brief assignment, his life becomes involved with two women. Dr. Sally Rosenberg is a brilliant research psychologist who is currently working on a highly classified research project involving human transference. Lieutenant Commander Deborah Barker is a United States Navy Methodist chaplain assigned to the Bethesda Navy Hospital. A former enlisted religious programs specialist, or chaplain’s assistant, she experienced active combat while serving with the Marines in Iraq. Michael served as Sally’s escort during her testimony to the House Select Committee on Intelligence. What happened during that brief association leads to his assignment to her classified project, temporarily sidetracking his Navy career. Their involvement quickly transcends a professional relationship to one intensely more personal. Michael’s friendship with his good friend and confidant Deborah also more slowly transcends into a deeply personal affair. Michael is assigned to a dangerous mission that draws on his entire previous training and experience. This mission is one that places both him and his flight of two Navy FA 18 Super Hornets into harm’s way with potential life-altering results. The success or failure of this mission has national security implications.


About the Author

Eugene Sierras was born in Tucson, Arizona, where he attended local schools and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1964. After graduation, he was immediately called to active duty in the United States Naval Reserve. He received his commission from the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, in October of 1964. After completing the Damage Control Assistant Course and Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Warfare School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was assigned to the USS Rockville (EPCER 851) where he served until receiving orders to the Basic Naval Aviation Observer’s School in Pensacola, Florida, via Preflight Training. He received his Navy Flight Officer Wings in 1967 and after completing Ready Replacement Training at Fighter Squadron One Twenty-One in San Diego, California he was assigned to Fighter Squadron Ninety–Six, embarked on the USS Enterprise (CVAN 65), and completed two combat cruises in Southeast Asia. He completed various shore assignments until he was assigned to Fighter Squadron Eighty-Four embarked on the USS Roosevelt (CVA 42) and completed a Mediterranean cruise in 1975. After an assignment to the Aviation Training Command, he served a tour as communications officer aboard the USS Lexington (AVT 16). He served as a plank owner at the newly formed Joint Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, until receiving orders as executive officer of the Naval Support Activity New Orleans from where he retired in 1986. Eugene returned to Tucson, Arizona, and completed a career with the Arizona Department of Public Safety where he worked as a police dispatcher and licensing agent for security guard agencies and personnel and private investigative agencies and personnel. He currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife.