Flight Path: Son Of Africa To Warrior-Diplomat
- Publish Date: 2016-07-06
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Amb Jonathan Scott Gration
This memoir covers the following topics and more: Secretary Clintons and Scott Grations use of email accounts while in the State department, international affairs, technology development, world history, military aviation, and Africa. There is plenty in this book to keep you turning the pages. Please visit the books website at: www.scottgration.com. Former President Carter introduces this gripping first-person narrative that provides significant details about six headline stories not previously revealed. Captivating experiences from Scott's unique childhoodattending boarding school at the age of seven, escaping the 1964 Congo rebellion as a refugee, and being inducted into the Masai tribe in Kenyajumpstart the book. Human-interest vignettes punctuate fascinating accounts of developing the Predator drone, conducting the 2003 scud hunt in Iraq, and accompanying Senator Obama to Africa in 2006. He painfully describes surviving the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and then recalls speaking at the 2008 National Democratic Convention and helping to birth South Sudan in 2011. His reflections at the end of the memoir highlight important lessons Scott gleaned during his unlikely journey from son of Africa to a warrior and diplomat. In 2012, Scott Gration was fired from his job as Ambassador to Kenya over disagreements with the State Department on security and other issues, including using his Gmail account to supplement the Departments OpenNet computer system. Since revelations about Hillary Clintons private email server surfaced a year ago, he has been interviewed on CNNs State of the Union program and his name has appeared in numerous articles about the State Departments double standard. This book provides facts that have not been exposed previously. Author: Scott Gration was reared as a son of missionaries in Congo and Kenya. After graduating from Rutgers University, he joined the US Air Force and spent much of his military career as a fighter pilot. After retiring as a Major General from the US Air Force, Scott Gration served as a chief executive officer, the Presidents Special Envoy to Sudan, and the US Ambassador to Kenya. He and his wife, Judy, live in Kenya where Scott is the executive chairman of Champion Afrik.