I began my carrier as law enforcement officer in 1980, at the International Airport Keflavik, Iceland. During this period the Airport was designated as a NATO Base with the presence of about 10.000 U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force personnel. My main duties consisted of policing the Agreed Area, enforcing customs, controlling base access and working closely with the U.S. Security Forces. Little did I know at the time this co-operation would later involve a new exciting carrier.
Early in 1986, I was approached by a Naval Officer who offered me a position with the Navy Security Department. I was informed the position would be available within one year. To make a long story short, I agreed and accepted the offer. This was a decision I never regretted.
Aware of the up-coming carrier changes and an unexpected opportunity to work six months in Greece, I decided to resign from the State Police pending the transfer to take place. This was also a welcome break from my past law enforcement duties.