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Monday, January 11, 2010

182 Days in Iraq

On January 29, 2010, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a conversation with Phil Kiver, US Army, about his book 182 Days in Iraq.

Program Date: January 29, 2010
Program Time: 2100 Hours Pacific
Topic: 182 Days in Iraq
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About the Guest
Phil Kiver is a native of Cheney Washington. A graduate of Eastern Washington University, with a degree in Political Science and a veteran of the Washington Army National Guard. After college he joined the Army serving overseas in Iraq, Chile, Kyrgyzstan, and Germany. While stationed at Fort Hood Texas Kiver anchored an Army news show, on KCEN NBC Waco Texas. During this time he received a master’s degree in Military History from American Military University. After serving three years on active duty he left the Army and moved to Manassas Virginia. Kiver has worked as the communications director for federal republican candidates and as a fundraiser for the RNC. He was also a credentialed journalist on Capitol Hill for USA Radio Network out of Dallas Texas In addition he has three published books about his time in Iraq, and has just completed two more from his most recent trip to Iraq where he served as deputy public affairs officer for 2nd Brigade 1st Armor Division of the US Army. He has been a featured speaker at the Library of Congress as well as the Ronald Reagan Library. Phil Kiver is the author of 182 Days in Iraq.

According to the book description of 182 Days in Iraq, “Phil Kiver s real-life, moment-to-moment journal of his assignment as an Army journalist in Iraq is honest, irreverent gripping and emotional one moment a howl the next. Kiver s journals are raw reaction, impression, and introspection. This, folks, is what it feels like to be Phil Kiver in this war in Iraq missing home, lounging at one of Saddam s pools, angry with the brass, witnessing the deaths of children and comrades, nighttime explosions too close for comfort, pasta with the Italians, toasting the fallen with the Ukrainians. It s a delirium of experience with this journalist sorting through the rubble and smoke in search of the story that will one day be history.

About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in Law Enforcement, public policy, Public Safety Technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in Law Enforcement.

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Program Contact Information
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

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