Gary Loftis holds an MA in International Politics and is a graduate of the DoD's National Security Management Program. He served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Major.
He is a professional communicator whose credentials span print, broadcast, live presentation, marketing, and Internet media over four decades. His work has earned or contributed to significant professional recognition, including an Edward R. Murrow Award (Best Local News, KSLA-TV, 1987) and a Blue Pencil Award: Best Professional Journal in North America (Air University Review, 1986).
He has written or consulted for corporations in the telecommunication, financial, sales, and entertainment industries, producing user manuals and training materials, marketing and trade show collateral, internal communications, and web content. He was a regular guest essayist for The Orlando Sentinel for 20 years, and his work has appeared in regional, national, and international periodicals.