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Grassroots America welcomes back a dear and beloved friend…


Retired USAF Lt. Colonel Dr. Douglas Shryock


Thursday evening, May 22, 2014

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lakeview Church of the Nazarene


Geo-political Hotspot:  The Ukraine

Dr. Shryock will analyze Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions, the US response, and what this could mean for the future – including the impact on Israel. 

About our distinguished speaker: 

Before returning home to Tyler, Doug retired from the Pentagon in 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force as the Joint Staff’s Intelligence Chief for Global Targeting. In his career, he served as a target intelligence officer for Strategic Air Command and in every major conflict since Operation Desert Storm. In Bosnia, he commanded the US National Intelligence Center, Sarajevo. He earned the rank of Assistant Professor at the US Air Force’s post-graduate level Air University and lectured as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York and the University of Texas, Tyler.  

Prior to military service, Doug served as an Industrial Psychologist for McDonnell-Douglas Aerospace Corporation and Glendale Federal National Savings & Loan. Since military retirement, Doug has consulted for the Air Force, worked with small businesses to improve efficiencies, and served as the Assistant Chairman of the Tyler Pounds Airport Advisory Board, which won the FAA’s designation as Airport of the Year for 2007. 

Among his proudest accomplishments is as a charter member of Grassroots America, We the People. Alongside other patriots, he served first as Secretary, then President of this tremendous organization. From Grassroots, Doug embraced its mission of vision and participation, becoming Director of Workforce and Economic Development under the East Texas Council of Governments. In this capacity, his number one focus is helping East Texans return to full employment, assisting them to become productive, self-sufficient Americans.

Doug Shryock and his wife, Scottie, are members at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene. Always ready to serve their church, they’ve volunteered as janitors, youth workers, Sunday school teachers, and Board members.