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authorTimothy James O’Leary, III is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel with 27 years of active duty and reserve service to his country. He served a tour of duty in both Vietnam and the First Persian Gulf Wars. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif. where he earned a diploma in Italian Language training. Tim is a helicopter pilot with 2,200 hours of flight time in UH-1 and OH-58 aircraft with the United States Army. During Operation Desert Storm, Tim was a med-evac pilot with the 217th Medical Battalion. His final tour of duty was battalion commander of the 286th Supply and Service Battalion.

He has a B.A. degree in Sociology and French, and holds a Master of Education and Educational Specialist degrees in Educational Administration and Supervision from Georgia Southern College. Tim was a Doctor of Education degree candidate at the University of Virginia in Educational Administration and Supervision. He also has one year of Spanish Language training at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. He taught foreign language and social studies in the Georgia public school system for three years and was an assistant principal at a secondary education school in Virginia.

O’Leary has run 13 marathons including the Marine Corps in 1994 and Boston’s 100th in 1996. He has been a baseball umpire for over 40 years and has officiated five Cal Ripken World Series. He played varsity baseball at Georgia Southern, semi-professional ball in Italy, and did a baseball tour with the European Continental Cavaliers Baseball Team in South Africa.

He has three children and three grandchildren. He and his wife Lynn reside in Gorham, Maine.