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Chairman & Director
The motivation for establishing the Combat Veteran For Congress PAC in August 2009 was to rein in the out of control of spending by an irresponsible Congress, to save the 234 year old Free Enterprise System, and to stop the aggressive drive by the Obama Administration to change the United States' Free Enterprise System into a Socialist State (Socialism and the redistribution of wealth has failed where ever it has been tried). The goal is to defend the Republic’s “Democratic Form of Government”; we seek to recruit, do the background investigation on, and endorse fiscally conservative Combat Veterans For Congress who have previously repeatedly put their lives on the line to protect and defend the US Constitution. Over a 9 year period, from 2009 to 2018, 477 Combat Veterans from 50 states were interviewed, 114 were endorsed from 38 states, 82 of them won their primary elections, and 32 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress from 22 states have served in Congress (3 US Senators and 29 US Congressmen).


  • Harvard Graduate School of Business, Cambridge   MBA

             C. H. Smith Fellowship


  • U S International University, San Diego, CA   MS

             Computer Science/Operations Research


  • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD   BS

              Engineering, Brigade Honor Committee, Choir President


  • FBI Academy, Quantico, VA, Graduate


  • Fed. Law Enforcement Train. Center, Glenco, GA, Graduate




  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

             Counter Terrorist Intelligence Analyst

             Middle East and Al-Qa’ida Subject Matter Expert

             Top Secret SCI clearance


  • Department of Homeland Security

              Armed Federal Law Enforcement Officer, CBP Inspector

              Screened for terrorists and/or violators of federal law

              Middle East and Al Qa’ida Subject Matter Expert

              Top Secret Clearance


  • Member DOD Counter Terrorist Task Force (After 9/11)

             Task Force Reported to Assistant Secretary of the Army

             Middle East and Al-Qa’ida Briefer

             Top Secret Clearance



JRJ and Associates, Inc. – Beverly Hills, La Jolla, and San Diego

President/CEO—Consulting Assignments:


  • Founding Board Member on a New Venture Capital Corporation to provide the capital to fund the expansion of new and/or existing high technology companies.  Consultant for developing a very large utility scale solar energy power facility to be constructed in Saudi Arabia.  Developed plans for an LNG Liquefaction Facility in Bangladesh.  Consultant for development for a large coastal real estate project on 46,000 acres of land, bordering 15 miles on the Sea of Cortez in Sonora, Mexico. 


  • Completed $55.7 million in 36 California real estate projects for over 700+ single family units.
  • Analyzed and recommended solutions to complex issues for senior executives/principals; structured international joint ventures in 4 countries. Located merger and acquisition candidates and developed bridge funding for telephone systems. Consultant for 9 publicly traded US Corporations and members of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family.

1977-1979 Saudi Arabian Trading And Contracting, Riyadh, Dhahran

President and Managing Director

  • Responsible for ten international companies based in four countries. Supervised $900 million in construction contracts, with over 4,000 employees. Maintained government relations in 5 countries while on 10 Boards of Directors.

1976-1977      University Contractors International - San Diego

Vice President International Operations

  • Monitored the mechanical contracting portion of $400 million in construction contracts with 1800 employees. Managed the construction of over 1,700 buildings, including sewage treatment plants, housing units, schools, commercial and industrial buildings for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia.

MILITARY (Active and Reserve Duty): 1958-1992

United States Navy
Midshipman to Captain

  • Served with 2 Seal Teams, an FBI Swat Team, and Special Ops Command Central on 9 anti-terrorist operations (TS/SCI)
  • Involved in development and execution of plan to eliminate Iraq’s chemical, biological, nuclear and ballistic weapons (TS/SCI)
  • Deployed to Kuwait with Special Operations Command Central during Operation Desert Storm (TS/SCI)
  • While Commanding Officer, COMUSFACSUBICBAYDET119, awarded the Bilger Trophy for being the best naval unit in nation.
  • Three tours of duty in Vietnam (TS)
  • As a destroyer Weapons Officer, awarded Weapons E as the outstanding gunnery and ASW ship in the Atlantic Fleet
  • Served twelve years aboard 6 US Naval Destroyers in USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697), USS Ault (DD-698), USS Southerland (DD-743), USS Robert A. Owens (DD-827), USS Bauer (DE-1025), USS Gridley (DLG-21), and the USS Point Defiance (LSD-31), as Nuclear Weapons, Missile Ordinance, Weapons, Engineering, Operations, Navigation, and Executive Officers (TS)
  • Awarded Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal for saving Navy doctor's life.
  • Awarded five Meritorious Service Medals – “For great strategic service to the United States”
  • Awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy/Marine Corps Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle "E" Ribbon, Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (4 Bronze Stars for 5th Award), Surface Warfare Officer Insignia, and 21 medals for operations in Vietnam, the Philippines, in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm, and in the Middle East.
  • On December 21, 2013, Capt John was invited to a plaque dedication ceremony at the Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, California, and was surprised to learn it was arranged by his family and close friends to dedicate a plaque to memorialize his 30 years of Honorable service in the US Navy.  Capt John’s plaque was enshrined among the plaques of other heroic military figures who defended the nation in every conflict in history.  The ceremony made mention of his 3 tours of duty in Vietnam, duty in Operation Desert Storm, and his deployment with Special Operations Forces on 9 Worldwide Counter Terrorist Operations.  Inscribed on the plaque are these words “Joseph proudly served his country during crisis in several different hostile arenas. He received numerous military awards and citations for his outstanding and courageous service.”


  • Southern California Regional Chairman, Veterans 4 Trump 2016
  • Founder/President Combat Veterans Training Group 2012
  • Co-Founder/Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC 2009
  • McCain for President National Leadership Team 2008-2009
  • Chairman Veterans for McCain Western Region, LA 2009
  • Chairman Law Enforcement for McCain Western Region, LA 2008
  • Chairman Volunteers for McCain Western Region, LA 2008
  • Advisor US Secretary of Commerce, on Trade Policy Matters 1986-1992
  • President Reagan and President Bush, Advances Staff 1976-1990
  • Bush/Quayle, San Diego County Campaign Coordinator 1988
  • Reagan/Bush, San Diego County Co-Chairman Finance 1984
  • San Diego County Chairman, Goldwater for US Senate 1981
  • Reagan Presidential Task Force, Charter Member 1980
  • President Reagan’s Presidential Campaign Advance Staff 1976


  • Designated as a Reagan Associate, by The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Plaque Dedicated at Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial for Combat Service
  • United States Olympic Training Centre, Leadership Committee
  • Association of Retired Intelligence Officers
  • Surface Navy Association, Founding San Diego Board Member
  • Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration Alumni Association
  • United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Outstanding Young Men of America 


  • University of La Verne, Associate Professor – MBA program 1993-1995
  • National University, Associate Professor – MBA program 1976-1985
  • U. S. Naval War College - Adjunct Faculty 1989-1992
  • National Defense University - Faculty/Moderator 1981
  • Naval Officer Candidate School - Tactics Instructor 1971-1972


  • Technical Advisor for HOMELAND SECURITY (NBC TV) Scott Glen, Tom Skerrit, and Grant Show (Paramount)
  • Technical Advisor for UNDER SIEGE starring Steven Segal, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey (Warner Bros.)
  • Funded & Associate Producer for RUN IF YOU CAN starring Martin Landau and Jerry Van Dyke (Independent)
  • Co-funded SKY BANDITS with Rick Hurland starring Scott McGinnis, and Jeff Osterhage (Galaxy)

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