Major Messing receives a Joint Service Commendation Award
for prior military service in El Salvador (1982-1984)
from Under Secretary of State Thomas Pickering. Pickering commends
NDCF for delivering 85 tons of medicine and food to the hottest
combat areas of El Salvador during that timeframe.
receives congratulations from Lt Col Chris Roosa, USMCR.
Images from Major Messing's August
trip to Bosnia (Left)
In August of
2000, Major Messing travelled to war-torn Bosnia on a fact-finding
May: Traveled to Alaska to look at US Coast Guard operations
in the North-West - from fishing enforcement, to anti-drug operations,
to illegal immigration interception, to environmental activities.
During that timeframe, Messing was flown out to the Alaskan Chain
to Adak, over Kiska, past Shemya to Attu to look at the USCG LORAN
station there. While in Attu, Messing visited his father's battle
site where he earned a Bronz Star with Valor and a Purple Heart
as a platoon leader in the 50th Combat Engineers while fighting
the Japanese on 27 May 1943 - 50 years ago! This was a tremendous,
personal Memorial Day experience for Major Messing.
Left: Bogota, Colombia. Being briefied
on US counterfeit dollars operation by National Police.
Right: Turning over medecines to the Colombian National Police
hospital for police and their families.
Trip to Colombia to assess the situation there. Brought in
$30,000. worth of medical supplies to the Colombian National
Police (CNP) Hospital. Met with various government and key
nongovernmental officials to discuss the crisis. Lectured
at prestigious Javiar University and appeared on various media
outlets to debate U.S. policy.
Consulting, Public Policy Making
of World Conflict Count and subsequent media coverage, both
print and electronic
to the US Department of State
Board meeting and strategic planning
writing seminar held for interns
planning on Conflict Count release for 'end-of-year.'
sorting, packing, and manifesting medicines for impending
medical relief mission
- 12 October:
Press conference on multi-drug resistant TB epidemic in Russia
led by Milt Copulos, and meeting with key staff on Capitol Hill
on Capitol Hill on anti-drug efforts
selection and orientation
with Under-Secretary on Colombia
with officers in Naval Strategy branch about future U.S.
with Indian Defense Attaché and Chargé de Affaires concerning
border disputes with China.
the state of war in Angola with UNITA representative
Amb. Paul Wolfwitz on Colombia
meetings with Rep. Benjamin Gilman (HFAC) and Rep. Dan Burton
(R-Ind.) (Government Reform) and other members of Congress.
Senators Robb (D-VA), Majority Leader Lott (R-MS), and Hatch
(R-UT) on Colombia.
seven investment advisors from New York City banks on Colombia.
March: Meeting with Latin American experts in Washington
Meeting in San Francisco about Defense and Foreign Affairs
March: Series of meetings with Senate staff members on Colombia
- 16 February:
Meeting at Freedom Forum
- 12 February:
Flew to St. Louis to deliver a speech concerning coming conflict
with China, and was a guest on a host of radio shows on the
- 10 February:
Lectured a group of Leadership Institute Interns Arlington on
Defense and Foreign Affairs
February: Participated on a select panel of experts to discuss
policy towards Colombia at the U.S. Naval War College
- 31 January
- 2 February:
Sponsored 41 West Point Cadets, who traveled to Washington to
tour the Pentagon, State Department, Captiol Hill, and The Office
of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Lecturing to West Point Cadets about SOLIC at SOLIC, Pentagon.
Receiving West Point plaque for NDCF support of their SOLIC
program in Washington, DC.
- 13 January:
Meeting at State Department concerning terrorism.
- 4 January:
Meeting at the Pentagon concerning Special Operation
- 16 August
The Washington Times, Commentary, Major F. Andy Messing
and Mr. Steven Katz, "Taking
the Pulse of a new Threat"
- 2 July
The Washington Times, Commentary, B4, Major F. Andy Messing
and Mr. Lorenzo Cortes, "Neighbors
The Washington Times, A12, Sarah Brutlag, "Palestinian
Refugee Fund not a Wise Investment"
- 24 June
The Washington Times, A11, Steven Katz, "Clinton's
'Guidance' Helps the Chinese"
- 18 May
2000: The Washington Times, A19, Major F. Andy Messing
and Robert Wyman "Angola Redefined."
- 17 March
The Los Angeles Times, A17, Major F. Andy Messing and
John M. Wohlfarth "Chinas'
real Goal may be Oil."
- 10 March
2000: The Washingtno Times, A19, Robert Wyman, "US
Must Support Democracy - Not Just the Military - in Colombia"
- 24 February
The Washington Times, A18, Dan Kobrinski, "US Needs
to Use its Greatest 'Weapon' in Colombia: America's Values"
- 1 January
World Conflict Count goes worldwide on Associated Press
(AP) wire and hundreds of newspapers across the country
In, Quoted In
with Washington Monthly Magazine concerning the Drug War
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