Associate Magazine - FBINAA - Q3-2022

Continued from "A Retrospective Through the Eyes of a NA Grad", on page 24

Our friendship has not only continued over the years, but it has also grown and remained strong. I am always amazed when I hear his stories of his military service or his World Bank Group days. His travels as a Security & Fire Life-Safety consultant took him to 37 countries in sub-Saharan Africa where he was when 9/11 hit. He would then go on to the IACP as a project manager assigned to a Returning Combat Veterans as Law Enforcement Officers project, a significant endeavor that examined the issues of sworn police officers who were members of the Guard or Reserve and saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of his latest projects is serving as the Dulles coordinator for Honor Flight Chicago where he is responsible for coordinating efforts to make sure law enforcement from the National Capital Region are present as an honor guard to welcome WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans to our nation’s Capital. The Honor Flight program provides these special Americans, some for the first time ever visiting Washington D.C. monuments and memorials, an outstanding tribute long overdue. Col. Daxe celebrated his 81st birthday in March and he re mains just as busy as ever. If he is not biking around D.C., Northern Virginia, or skiing in Colorado, you can find him at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport or Ft. Belvoir serving at the USO, where he is an active volunteer. In 2021, the Military Police Regimental Hall of Fame Class was announced and Colonel Daxe was selected to join an elite group of inductees. His son Jeffrey will join him at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri for the in-person ceremony in May 2022. I am honored to call Arnie Daxe not only my colleague but a dear close friend. He has been a mentor to me and a leader to so many. I speak for a host of colleagues, family and friends

(L-R) Ed O’Carroll, Arnie Daxe.

when I say thank you for your service, thank you for your commit ment and thank you for your passion and mentorship for all our veterans and our law enforcement family. Your professionalism, competence, and lifetime of service to others are engraved in the cornerstone words imbedded in the National Academy’s motto, “Knowledge, Integrity & Courage.”

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