In the Media

August 27, 2018 / Beyond The Uniform

Army Special Forces to The White House & Published Author (Episode 199): John has had an incredible career both in and out of the military, including his work as a White House Fellow and the creator of the color coded alert system. He is a published author as well of three books. We talk about failure, resilience, telling your story, and more.

July 26, 2018 / Magellan Corporation

Lunch & Learn with Col. John Fenzel, USA Retired. Last week, we hosted a Lunch & Learn with Col. John Fenzel, USA Retired, who shared his thoughts on what makes a good leader, how to develop a strong team and the importance of storytelling. Thank you, COL Fenzel – we’re excited to enjoy more stories while reading your novel, The Fifth Column.

June 27, 2018 / Severna Park Voice

Thriller Novelist John Fenzel to Visit Broadneck John Fenzel has worked in the White House and served in command and staff positions around the world. Now, he’s the author of three novels that explore faith, friendship and threats both foreign and domestic. Voice assistant editor Zach Sparks recently asked Fenzel about his inspiration for writing, his military background and his upcoming trip to Broadneck Library on Monday, July 16, at 6:30pm.

June 25, 2018 / Above the C-Level

Retired Senior Army Special Forces Officer, John Fenzel Spoke at Offit Kurman’s Above the C-Level Meeting: Retired Senior Army Special Forces Officer, John Fenzel, spoke to local business owners and leaders about his experiences while serving the United States. Offit Kurman partnered with KatzAbosch, M&T Bank, and Snowden Lane Partners to host this event. John has written three novels based on his experiences in the military. He has served on the personal staff of the Secretary of defense, as a Special Assistant to the Vice President, and as a White House Fellow during the Clinton and Bush administrations.

March 23, 2018 / The Patch

Annapolis Author, Col. John Fenzel to Hold Book Signing:   From Mills Fine Wine & Spirits: John Fenzel will be at Mills Fine Wine & Spirits (87 Main Street) in downtown Annapolis on March 23rd from 5-7pm. He will be signing copies of his latest novel, The Fifth Column, and enjoying a wine tasting.

February 6, 2018 / Washington Examiner

Vietnam Wall Founder Dodges Death A Fourth Time: The Washington Post had its obituary of Jan Scruggs, the father of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, wrapped up. So had the New York Times. Plans for his burial at Arlington National Cemetery were being made. But Scruggs, in a coma for 28 days in his fourth battle with certain death, wasn’t giving up, even though his caregivers were recommending palliative care. And neither was his wife, Rebecca, nor his friends, including megastar Jimmy Buffett, who wrote Scruggs’ battle into a new song, and author, special forces expert John Fenzel, who prayed at the side of his former Army pal, or former Obama-era Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel who nonetheless was working on his Arlington funeral.

June 13, 2012 / The Georgetowner

The EU in Crisis: A Sinking Ship Beyond Rescue?: In private sideline conversations between principals during the G-8 summit meeting at
Camp David, some significant decisions were made that will impact the long-term fate of the European Union over the coming weeks and months.

April 15, 2010 / Hampton Roads Chamber

Military Recognition Reception: The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hosted a Military Recognition Reception on April 15 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.  More than 500 members from all branches of the armed services and the business community assembled to honor 170 members of the military who were selected by their commands for their leadership and positive influence on the community.  The service members were joined by their families, elected officials from the region.  The keynote speaker at the reception was suspense novelist and U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel John Fenzel.