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Republican Women of Clifton Welcomes Author and columnisL. Wood Todd.



CLIFTON, VA, February 12, 2017 - The Republican Women of Clifton (RWC) welcomes L. Wood Todd to speakKimberlyat its February meeting. The event will take place Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. The social half-hour will begin at 7 pm; presentation to follow at 7:30 pm.

 Todd left Savannah in 1982 to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO where he studied aeronautical engineering. Upon graduation in 1986, he immediately left the Academy for flight school. His initial assignment was flying Combat Search and Rescue helicopters at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, where he flew local rescue missions and was also deployed throughout Asia. During this time he was credited with saving many lives and even more assists. In addition to flying exciting missions, Todd also managed to graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage with an M.S. in Engineering Management. In 1990 he volunteered for Special Operations and went back to flight school. In 1991 he was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, FL, flying MH-53J Pave Low helicopters. Immediately he was deployed to Kuwait. Over the next three years he was active in classified missions in support of counterterrorism under the control of the National Command Authority and deployed throughout the world. His customers included SEAL Team Six and Delta Force. He left the Air Force as a Captain in 1994. He published an article in the Armed Force's Journal in 1994 on Special Operations Aviation.

1994 found Todd joining an investment bank and earning a chance to expand his knowledge of his other passion, Finance. During this second career he became highly knowledgeable in Emerging Markets Fixed Income and traveled a great deal internationally with a focus on the Caribbean. He has conducted business in over forty different countries. As a bond trader, he became acutely aware of the consequences of economic decisions and their effect on national and economic security.

He left the financial business in late 2011 to write. Currency was published in December of that year. His second novel, Sugar, which deals with energy policy and government corruption was published in June of 2013.

He is a contributor to The Washington Times, Fox Business, The Moscow Times, Zero Hedge, NY Post, Newsmax TV, and others. He splits his time between NYC and Moscow.


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