Saturday, November 11 is the date the Friends of the Library invite you to visit with Fort Atkinson native Scott Carmichael as we celebrate Veteran’s Day. Carmichael served as a Chinese-Mandarin linguist posted to small communications stations located in the Philippines and Okinawa during the Vietnam War. He occasionally volunteered for temporary assignments on board American submarines operating secretly in the Tonkin Gulf and the South China Sea.
Following his discharge from the Navy, he earned a BA degree in East Asian Studies. After graduation, Carmichael returned to Wisconsin for a job as a policeman in Edgerton. In 1984, he assumed new duties as a Special Agent of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, NCIS, specializing in Foreign Counterintelligence.
In 1986 he moved to Washington, DC for an assignment at NCIS headquarters. Two years later, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) developed a capability to find spies within its ranks - and hired Carmichael as one of a number of specialists to perform that mission for the agency. He accumulated a total 25 years employment as a Special Agent. Now retired from his position as senior security and counterintelligence investigator for the DIA, Carmichael resides in his hometown of Fort Atkinson.
In 2007, the Naval Institute Press published Carmichael’s first book, True Believer, and in 2010, published Moon Men Return. He has more books in the works.
Please join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 11 in the library’s community room for a fascinating talk. Carmichael will have his books available for purchase. Refreshments will be provided.