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“This is a wonderful book—capturing an insider’s look at the elite and mysterious world of TOPGUN, that coliseum for the daredevils of the US Naval Aviation. It’s written by a fabulous F-14 fighter-wing Commander. Too modest, but real heavy on our unbreakable codes of Honesty, Integrity, Courage, and Honor. What a read!”
—Marcus Luttrell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lone Survivor
Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Lay is a 24-year veteran of the United States Navy, United States Air Force, and Ohio Air National Guard. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he served a highly decorated military career flying the F-14 Tomcat and the F-16 Fighting Falcon in his nation’s defense.
An accomplished Mission Commander and graduate of the vaunted Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), he flew more than 50 combat missions, made over 400 carrier landings, and accumulated over 3,500 flight hours during three combat deployments to Southwest Asia, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Persian Gulf.
At the height of his military career, Jeff was diagnosed with an advanced form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Told he would never fly again,
he fought the disease with unspeakable courage, choosing to undergo an experimental form of chemotherapy. Jeff ultimately beat cancer and returned to the cockpit—fittingly—on Veteran’s Day, 1998.
Following retirement from active duty, Jeff went on to serve as a wealth advisor at Neuberger Berman—then a Lehman Brothers company. Disenchanted with the bets Lehman made, he ultimately left the ill-fated investment bank and founded a global wealth management firm in Cincinnati, Ohio based on the risk controls he learned at TOPGUN.
Today, Jeff is a trusted advisor to select families, senior executives, corporations, endowments, and foundations. A noted financial author, he mentors investment professionals on risk management, capital preservation, and asset allocation, and hosts a global financial symposium each year, recently held at the New York Stock Exchange.
Jeff is also a highly sought after speaker for his expertise in aviation, business, finance, and motivation. A recipient of the University of Cincinnati Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, he works with an exclusive list of clientele who appreciate his ability to see and manage risk in the most demanding, high performance environments imaginable.
Patrick Robinson is the co-author of the New York Times #1 nonfiction bestseller Lone Survivor. He is also the author of seven
international bestselling suspense thrillers, including Intercept, Diamondhead, To the Death, and The Delta Solution, as well as
several nonfiction bestsellers, including his New York Times bestseller, A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story
of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers. He lives in Ireland and spends his summers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
I understood the premise of the book, and thought that this was going to be an interesting book. However, throughout the entire book, instead of being interested in the book, I... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Edwin Noland
This book was very moving. Being a military vet and USNA grad allowed me to relate to so much in the book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by JOHN
Two words: Oliver North (a hero of Fox News BTW) who, let us not forget, admitted to lying, accepting money, and scheming (conspiracy) because he thought it was all a "neat idea. Read morePublished 23 months ago by dzounz
I downloaded this book from my library based on the controversial title - I thought that it could not truly be as arrogant and ridiculous as it sounded. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by James Kahn
Here is a very well-written guide for the "wizards of wall street" from someone who KNOWS right from wrong, THE US NAVY
way. Read more
Jeff does a great job describing his background especially his experience at the USNA. I also thank him for his service to our country. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Donald J. Meier
I was not at all sure what to expect from this book, but some of the reviews made me curious enough to buy. Good decision. Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Warren C.
Jeffery life is that of a hero who set goals and accomplish them. From becoming a Topgun to beating cancer show his courage. But this is far from why I bought this book. Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by Cary
As a former Naval Officer I agree with Jeff a hundred percent both on his assessment of Wall Street and his assessment of our lame assed government during the time he points out. Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by George Palmer