Keith Allen Lehman
boyhackBorn in Chicago, Illinois, served 15+ years active duty and reserve status in the U.S. Army. Attended the Kansas State University and the University of Maryland [European Chapter] receiving a Associates of Liberal Arts degree and other institutes of learning such as non-affiliated ULC Seminary, Modesto, California; participated in general theological seminars, as well as classes for obtaining an area certificate in the Middle East, specifically the history and culture of the Republic of Turkey and literature composition.I left Turkey before completing requirements for area certificate.
Author of American in Turkey (©1986 (hardbound), ©2013 (Ebook - Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Book Nook)  and The History of the 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry (©1984, private and unit publishing at Fort Riley, 4th Cav Museum) and various publications, such as U.S. Armed Forces Newcomers Guide to Turkey and Introduction to Basic Computering NATO Handbook, and manuscript of research and studies -  Phenomenology of  World Religion [© 1994 & 2009]. 

Camels are interesting creatures
As you can see [photo left] I have traveled to interesting places and met wonderful and interesting people.
Located in scenic and historical Door Peninsula which has ten lighthouses on and off the shores of Lake Michigan, Green Bay and Washington Island, contrary to my service in the U.S. Army – I am really into the nautical life and history here. The personal picture above [#186] was taken in 1989, being one of my favorites because it was taken in the ruins of the ancient city Smyrna, now Izmir. I had not planned for the young Turkish boy to be in the picture, but he insisted and I could not refuse - never seeing him again to give him a copy
Korean DMZ 1981
Educational and Career Endeavors: US Army Medical School, Fort Sam Houston, OR Tech prep course and Combat First Aid certification [that helped when medical personnel were needed in Gulf War], 1982; US Army Institute of Human Resource Management - Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana - English 101, Composite Writing, , 1983; University of Kansas - basic computer, anthropology, Psychology 101, basic business accounting, personnel resource management, Economics 101 (1982-1984); US Army Non-commissioned Officer Academy - Bad Tolz, Germany, 1986; University of Maryland - European Chapter - Creative Writing, American Literature, Library & Research, Head Start Turkish, Philosophy 101, Classic Literature, American History, Turkish History, European History, Ancient World History, philosophy, 1987-1990; NRI/McGraw Hill, Microcomputer Troubleshooting, 1995; PPTI/Mercer University, Mortgage Loan Originator, 1994; Sensormatic Electronic/Computerized Camera and Sensor Systems, 1995; Red Cross Certification Training - CPR, First Aid and Medical Assistance, Atlanta, Georgia , 1995; CI Tractor-Trailer School, Oxford, Alabama, 1996; Wisconsin Technical College, Appleton, Wisconsin - Jack-Knife Training Course; 1996; ULC Theological Seminary, Modesto, California - Continued studies in theological history, theological philosophy and introduction to Latin, non-denominational theology (1998-2000).
Other Authored/Published Material: Introduction to Turkey, handbook for NATO military new arrivals, 1986; Preparation of Letters and Documents, NATO regulation/handbook for administrative staff; Bull Periodical, humorous satire published for the military members of NATO Headquarters, Izmir, Turkey; various poetry, with only one being published - entitled Poet-Teacher-Friend, 1986 dedicated to my professor at University of Maryland, the late Frank Polite, an accomplished and published poet, as well as various articles posted in the past by Townhall.com and Green Bay Gazette as freelance guest Op/Ed writer.

"R&R" in Bahrain aboard USS Princess
In the 15 years I served in active duty military the following are my designations, certifications, and special assigned duties: Infantryman, Air Assault scout, company-grade sniper, small-arms certified armorer, radio operator, mortarman, automatic weapons specialist, combat survival, evasive and escape training, electronic messaging (with Top Secret/Atomal clearance), message room NCOIC, executive administration duties operations [General Staff], mechanized vehicle maintenance and operation, personnel administration assistant, general staff NCOIC, files inspector, administrative computer instructor for NATO HQ, LSE, weapons instructor, combat life-saving instructor, brigade-level medical operations NCO, defense and security operations NCO, assistant to the combat medical team and liaison of the MASH team in the Persian Gulf War. Indeed, this all sounds impressive, and I assure you many operations required extensive training and learned leadership - but in reality, I was just "one of the tens of thousands" of professional military members serving our country. The most important thing is that I developed character, integrity and a sense of duty - and appreciation of people and various cultures; seeing places I could not afford to go to today. I had been blessed serving with great leadership and great team members - all who contributed as either mentors and inspiration. The military is only as strong as its team members. One of my respected military mentors is CSM James Tuemler, US Army retired, now living in Arizona and Colonel L. Goff, Armored Cavalry, US Army an inspirational military leader.
Alan Lehman
During military service received following awards and citations not including letters of appreciation and commendation: National Defense Service Medal (2) SE Asia Cross of Gallantry [unit], SE Asia Campaign Ribbon, US Army Letter of Appreciation (5), US Army Medal of Appreciation (3), US Army Medal of Commendation (4), Joint Service Commendation Medal, SW Asia Campaign Ribbon (3), US Army Meritorious Achievement Medal, US Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Certified Gunsmith. ... experience as US Armory Armorer and certified company-grade Sniper - Small Arms Expert rating; as well as Cowboy Action certification.
Grill Sergeant
Grill Sergeant: I like to BBQ when I find the time.
Alan, Rocky  Little League
This personal dossier is due to several email requests to do so, and not intended to translate to the reader an inflated ego. I would have preferred if a neutral bystander wrote my bio and only did so upon several requests via email.
Finding I am 'burning the candle at both ends' - I am giving up the Lighthouse Journal blog [it will still be available with retained article-postings] and focusing upon Old Glory Gunsmith Shoppe and Veritas et Theologium, as far as blogging goes, gunsmithing, leathercraft and forging operations; but can never stop writing. I have continued to be a guest writer [recently the only writer] at Jefferson's Rebels.
I have a son, Alan.
  American in Turkey is available in digital form at Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Book Nook..