We're excited to welcome back foreign policy expert Van Hipp to Behind Enemy Lines for our coverage of CPAC 2015.
Van Hipp is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. (ADI), a Washington, DC based consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and public relations.
From 1986 to 1989, Van Hipp served as the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party and served as a member of the Presidential Electoral College in 1988. In 1990, Van Hipp was sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Reserve Forces and Mobilization) and served in this position during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Following the "Tailhook Scandal," Hipp was named by Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to be the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy. He served in this capacity until January 1993.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Hipp speaks on defense issues at public forums across the country, and his articles on defense and international policy have been widely read in the national print media. Hipp has appeared on the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN and other networks as an expert commentator on the War on Terror, defense and national security issues.
And he's written a new book due out on February 23rd called The New Terrorism: How to Fight It and Defeat It expertly and efficiently navigates the increasingly complex national security threats that the United States and its interests face and the shortcomings within the systems slated to address them.
And the best part of this book? Van Hipp will donate 100% of his proceeds from his new book, The New Terrorism: How to Fight it and Defeat It to The Van Hipp Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund, which will award scholarships to family members of fallen Guardsmen. This new initiative will be administered by the National Guard Educational Foundation and will begin accepting applications in January 2016.
Van joins Kevin Sorbo and The Benham Brothers as confirmed guests for BEL's coverage of CPAC 2015, which is shaping up to be the best slate of guests ever!