NOTE: MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS
Guarding the Kennedys
The Secret Service is the guardian of democracy. Now that’s admittedly a bold statement, but think about it. If a president is assassinated, democracy is nullified. And did you know that the Secret Service has responsibilities that have nothing to do with safeguarding our national leaders and their families? For a fascinating look behind the scenes, join us on Saturday, November 21st when Former Secret Service Agent, Radford Jones, gives us a fascinating overview of his experiences providing security for six presidents and their vice presidents as well as innumerable foreign heads of state. Among the many assignments of his 21 year Secret Service career, Mr. Jones was charged with protecting President John Kennedy and his family. Mr. Jones will share his personal recollections and photographs of the Kennedys. The presentation will also include photographs from Presidential Libraries and Secret Service archives. This should be especially poignant with this presentation taking place just one day before the 52nd anniversary of President Kennedy’s death.
During his Secret Service career Rad Jones was involved in the planning for several Presidential Inaugurations and political conventions, and dignitary visits around the world. Following his Secret Service career, he became Director of Security of the Ford Motor Company. Upon his retirement from Ford, he joined the School of Criminal Justice, at Michigan State University, where he taught a Masters level course in Homeland Security and Partnership Issues in Community Preparedness. Following the terrorist attack on 9-11, he directed public and private community partnership projects in emergency planning and response, across the United States.
In 2005 Rad was inducted into the MSU Criminal Justice Wall of Fame, in recognition of his contributions and distinguished service in the field of criminal justice. In 2009 he was recognized by Security Magazine as one of the 25 most influential persons in security. He has published articles, appeared on television and made numerous presentations on security and law enforcement topics.
WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2015
6:00pm: The ExComm business meeting begins. All members are welcome to attend.
7:00pm: Mingling begins.
8:00pm: Program starts.
ADMISSION (Exact change appreciated)
Adult members: $4, Adult guests: $5; Children 13 and under: $3
Members receive free admission in the month of their birthday
LOCATION: Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church
23925 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075
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