John F. Schork graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972 and went on to spend 26 years in Naval Aviation, flying the iconic Grumman A-6 Intruder.

During his career, he accumulated 4,000 flight hours and over 1,000 carrier arrested landings.  Operating primarily in the Pacific theater, he took part in Operations Frequent Wind, Praying Mantis and Southern Watch among others.  As the last Executive Officer of the USS Midway (CV-41), he took part in Desert Storm and the evacuation of US personnel from the Philippines following the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo   He commanded an A-6 Intruder Squadron, VA-95 and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
His final tour was as the Chief of Staff of the Kitty Hawk Battle Group. 

He's the author of eight novels and currently resides with his wife Carole in Sammamish, Washington.