About the Authors

About the Authors
Mike Garand and Jack Lawson are former Special Operations unit combat veterans who were involved with rapid response Airborne and Heli-borne Counter Insurgency Units, overseeing perimeter protection, training and providing bodyguard services in conflicts of Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Their desire is to keep their families safe along with their friends and neighbors and survive any coming Catastrophic Event, disaster or civil unrest… and in the process help keep America strong. They do not live with the “Bunker Mentality” or “Doom and Gloom” attitude as they characterize some people. They stay prepared for the worst while living normal, fulfilling lifes.

“A Failure of Civility” is an “A to Z” primer for those new to the world of ‘Preparedness’ and contains information that will provide additional knowledge for those trained in Catastrophic Event survival. “A Failure of Civility” is written in layman terms for those with no law enforcement or military background.

They share their knowledge with other rational, morally sound, ethical and lawful people in an attempt to increase the strength of America. If people read and heed “A Failure of Civility” and become Self Dependent… they become part of the solution… instead of part of the problem.

In the spirit of President John F. Kennedy’s statement… “Ask not what your country can do for you! Ask what you can do for your country!”

Mike Garand holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Urban Studies with an emphasis on Criminal Justice. He has spent much of his life in the U.S. Military as a Marine and Special Forces Soldier and is retired from the U.S. Army Reserve. He is also a retired Detective from a major metropolitan police department.

He has worked for years as a Contractor for the largest and most well known of the American private military companies, providing training and security services worldwide. He has seen service numerous times during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mike is a member of a U.S. Army Special Forces Association chapter.

Jack Lawson served in the United States Air Force and was also a member of a Foreign Legion counter insurgency unit during an anti-communist guerrilla war in Africa. He was trained by British Commonwealth SAS and Israeli commando instructors and took part in counter insurgency operations and commando raids on communist training camps in a number of African countries. While there he became a bodyguard for a farmer’s association in his off duty time.

Jack is an Honorary Member of a U.S. Army Special Forces Association chapter and for seven years served on a large metropolitan police department Review Board that judged Officer Involved Shootings and use of deadly force incidents. He was also a consultant to the United States Marine Corps on heli-borne vertical envelopment and anti-terrorist tactics. He has authored two other books.

His newest book “Slaver’s Wheel,” is available through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and all major bookstores.

“A Question of Time” is available on Kindle.