The "Warrior Correspondent"
Just weeks after 9-11 Lara Logan had made her way to Afghanistan and was hard at work interviewing key figures in the conflict. She then spent years reporting from the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, including an unprecedented 2 month embed with a Navy SEAL Team. For decades, she has reported alongside our military from some of the most dangerous places on earth. She provides a truly insightful look at how we fight, how our soldiers cope, and how our enemies think.
She has never backed down from covering the tough stories and in 2011, while reporting on the Arab Spring, she was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob of 300 men in Egypt. Her courageous reporting has won her numerous awards including multiple Emmy Awards, several Murrow awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, the Daniel Pearl Award, Glamour, Woman of the Year and five American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards, to name a few.
Vice Admiral David H. Buss, Retired
U. S. Navy retired Vice Admiral David Buss served the nation in uniform for more than 40 years. A career Naval Aviator, he commanded a jet squadron, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and a battle group. In his final active duty tour he was Commander, Naval Air Forces (the Navy’s “Air Boss”), responsible for the entirety of the Navy’s aviation fleet…11 aircraft carriers, 150 squadrons and more than 100,000 personnel. Tested in combat in the Middle East and the Balkans, he proudly wears the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, and Air Medal as representative of his teams who excelled in demanding wartime operations. Transitioning to the private sector four years ago, Buss has served as president of a large publicly-traded company and is currently an outside director on the Boards of two San Diego-based companies. His wife, Donna, is a former Navy nurse; his daughter is married to a Navy SEAL; and his son is a Navy F-18 Super Hornet pilot.