ABOUT THE AUTHOR BOB DANMYER Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1941, he attended high school at Baltimore City College, graduating in 1959. Bob has also obtained an AA degree in Business and a BA in Human Relations, and is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He secured his first management position in 1967 at Maryland Cup Corporation. Well know by the brand name, Sweetheart Products, Maryland Cup Corporation was sold in 1982. However, the brand name Sweetheart Products has survived. Maryland Cup was a fortune five hundred company and at one time the largest manufacturer of paper cups in the world. During his time at Maryland Cup he managed three separated departments and had a total of nine supervisors that reported directly to him. He was instrumental in the Corporation being awarded many awards for their achievements in narrow web flexographic printing from the "Flexographic Technical Association". The departments that he managed for many years lead the Owings Mills, Maryland Plant in the number of monthly Plant Managers Awards for Excellence. While working at Maryland Cup in 1965 he joined the Maryland National Guard's 20th Special Forces (Green Berets). He served in Special Forces for fourteen years working his way up from Private to Captain. After transferring from the Special Forces, due to injuries he sustained from a serious military parachuting accident, he continued his part time military service serving in several other Guard units. In 1985 he went to work full-time in the National Guard system where he served on the Adjutant General of Maryland's staff for a total of seventeen years, as both a Military Technician and State of Maryland government employee. Bob Danmyer was also an instructor during his full and part time military career at the Maryland Military Academy and taught leadership to future military leaders. Bob Danmyer holds numerous military decorations the highest of which is the Army's Legion of Merit and two State of Maryland Distinguished Service Crosses, the latter being the highest awards given by the State of Maryland. He retired from the military in 2001 at the rank of Brevet Colonel with thirty-six years of service. After his military service he went to work for the Maryland Military Department as the Program Director of the "About Face", drug demand reduction program. When the program was discontinued in 2003, Bob left the Military Department and went to work for the Department of Army as a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor at Fort Detrick, Maryland. He was put in charge of the armed security force charge with maintaining the security and safety of the almost 8000 people that lived and worked at the facility. With a total forty-five years of leadership and management experience, Bob Danmyer retired in 2008, and lives with his wife Leslie in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Today he writes, travels, plays golf, is an avid hunter and also enjoys radio-controlled model aviation.