If he worte that book, then his name is Malcolm Nance and is a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer (based on what I've found)
Malcolm Nance, Real World Rescue (RWR) Director of Special Operations, has 20 years of experience in high-risk travel throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa as a member of the US military intelligence community. As an anti- and counter-terrorism specialist and former survival instructor for the Department of Defense, he has trained thousands of individuals on surviving critical incidents overseas
Here are a few references to himhttp://travel.discovery.com/convergence/jordan/culturaltips.htmlhttp://www.sciax.com/ckc2k2.asp
And also, this would be his company http://www.specialreadiness.com/
(a one page site, with an invalid link unfortunatly)
If you really want the low down on this guy, just sick the SOCNET dogs on him. They'll be able to tell you if he's for real or not.
I have no real opinion either way. I've met plenty of professional soldiers who also liked having a couple of nice clean pics of themselves to show the kids. They also "happened" to always be around when photographers showed up.
Mettle not in the affairs of dragons because thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
[This message was edited by rw4th on 11 April 2003 at 12:45 PM.]