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Glenn Ignazio Experience's 9/11 Outside of the United States

Presenter / Creator Information

Glenn IgnazioFollow

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Personal Reflection

What were you doing on 9/11? (Or, What was your interviewee doing on 9/11?)

20 miles from the Iraqi border as an MC130 Combat Rescue pilot at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base Kuwait. We were about to carry out a strike in Southern Iraq (Operation southern watch) because Iraq was shot at as, almost daily. I was then in Joint Task Force Southwest Asia days later involved with the infiltration of Special Operations/Forces into Afghanistan.

How did 9/11 affect you personally and or professionally?

Professionally, being deployed while attacked at home showed that security and defense have changed. Personally, the impact on family and friends while deployed and the significant challenges we face as a nation. I flew back to see a changed country in October.

What do you want future generations of professionals, particularly those going into your field, to know about 9/11?

The global impact, the feelings from citizens of various countries that I stopped in as I flew home. How security & defense can not become a complacent task in our country. A view from outside the US looking in and watching your home be attacked. I'm a speaker and author for “Failing Forward” about dealing with failure. GlennIgnazio.com

ERAU Active and Alumni Graduating Class of

1993

On 9/11, what sector were you (OR your interviewee) in?

Military

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Glenn Ignazio Experience's 9/11 Outside of the United States

Professionally, being deployed while attacked at home showed that security and defense have changed. Personally, the impact on family and friends while deployed and the significant challenges we face as a nation. I flew back to see a changed country in October.