President Trump intends to nominate Scott Francis O’Grady, who served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 12 years, to be assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Department of Defense (DoD), the White House announced Tuesday
O'Grady is a former USAF fighter pilot who penned the book, "Return With Honor," to describe how he was able to survive after landing into enemy territory during the Bosnian War.
He logged more than 1,000 flight hours with the F-16 aircraft and was deployed to three foreign countries for operational assignments over a four-year period.
His military career also includes participation in NATO’s first-ever combat operation that took place in Bosnia. O'Grady is a recipient of the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Service Award, Bronze Star for Valor, the Purple Heart and the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor.