I began my carrier as a law enforcement officer in 1980, at the International Airport Keflavik, Iceland. During this period the Airport was also designated as a NATO Base with a 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 develop to 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. I accepted the offer which was a decision I never regretted.
Aware of the up-coming carrier changes and an unexpected opportunity to work in Greece for six months, I decided to resign from the State Police pending the transfer. This tuned out to be welcoming break from my past law enforcement duties.