,J.J. McFarland – He was born February 20, 1944, and although he was born and raised in eastern Indiana, his father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather were born in Burke’s Garden, Virginia. As a child and through his teenage years, he regularly visited family members still residing on the family homestead in Burke’s Garden.
Since his teenage years, J.J. has been an avid reader of spy novels and dreamed of one day working in the arena of spooks, spies, and espionage. He spent 20 years in the Air Force and worked in the Intelligence Community, six of them in Seoul, South Korea, Frankfurt and Wiesbaden, Germany in Human Intelligence, i.e., intelligence gathered by means of interpersonal contact, as opposed to the more technical intelligence gathering disciplines.
When he retired from active duty, he held a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Urban Regional Planning and a Master of Arts degree in Communication Arts. He also was an Adjunct Associate Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
J.J. McFarland died on July 18, 2021, in Boerne, Texas, where he lived with his wife, Chong, of 37 years. They had two sons, Jason and Michael.
Dr. Wm Francis Herlehy III is a Professor Emeritus in the Business Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Although retired from teaching full time, he teaches a class for Graduate Students preparing them for their final Graduate Research Project. Dr. Herlehy earned his Ph.D. in Labor Relations from Kent State University.