I began my carrier as law enforcement officer in 1980, at the International Airport in Keflavik Iceland. During this period the Airport was designated as a NATO Base with the presence of 10.000 U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force personnel. My main duties consisted of policing the Agreed Area, enforcing customs, base access and working closely with my American counterparts.
Little did I know at the time this co-operation would later trigger a milestone for a new exciting carrier with the U.S. Navy Security Forces.
Early in 1986, I was approached by a Naval Officer who offered me a position within the 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 and it later opened doors to new exiting endeavors.
Aware of the up-coming carrier changes and an unexpected opportunity to work in Greece, I decided to resign from the State Police while awaiting for the transfer to take place. This was also a welcome break from my past law enforcement duties.