John J. Gobbell

John J. Gobbell graduated from the University of Southern California and was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served as a deck and ASW officer aboard the USS Tingey (DD 539), a revered Fletcher-class destroyer and battle of Leyte Gulf veteran. He did a WESTPAC cruise and fought the battle of Yankee Station forming a protective destroyer screen around the carrier USS Hancock (CVA 19) in the South China Sea.

Most of John's career has been in executive recruiting.  During a concentrated time of developing and presenting candidates for military aerospace clients, he became fascinated with advanced technology, weapon systems, and the executives who build them. Recently he was the Director of Development for the USC Catholic Center, located at the University of Southern California. In civilian life, John sails in Southern California yacht racing regattas. In younger days he skippered in the Long Beach Yacht Club's Congressional Cup, one of the most prestigious match-racing regattas featuring skippers from around the world, including America's cup stand-outs. John and his wife live in Orange County, California.

Modern Era Naval Fiction

Series: The Todd Ingram Series
Year  Book  Comment
1942 The Last Lieutenant Lt. Todd Ingram must stop a traitor who has the power to turn the tide of war
  A Code for Tomorrow Ingram is ordered back to the fighting as executive officer of U.S.S. Howell
1943 When Duty Whispers Low Admiral Yamamoto desperately wants Guadalcanal back
  Somewhere in the South Pacific Inspired by the true story of John F. Kennedy’s daring naval mission
1944 The Neptune Strategy Landa is put in charge of a covert strategy to save Ingram
  Edge of Valor As peace is declared Ingram is sent to Sakhalin
  Danger's Ebb Ingram is reassigned to the grounded destroyer USS Dunagan
1968 Dead Man Launch A Soviet submarine disappears in the North Pacific


Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
  A Call to Colors A Novel of the Leyte Gulf
  The Brutus Lie Brothers separated by the Cold War are reunited

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