The National Security Roundtable

cordially invites its MEMBERS to a Cocktail Reception, Briefing & Discussion with

John Bernard

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

"Afghanistan: Wrong Assessment, Wrong Strategy, Prescription for (American) Warrior Deaths"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York, NY


John Bernard retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2003, after serving for 26 years (both Active and Reserve). His 26 years of service included tours as a Scout Sniper during the first Gulf War, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Commander and Company First Sergeant, the latter for 'C' and H & S Companies First Battalion, 25th Marines; as well as an Instructor with Enlisted Instructor Company, The Basic School, in Quantico, Virginia, where he served as a Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship Instructor, and a Cold Weather Instructor. While at Quantico, John also fired with the High Power Rifle Team.

John Bernard is the recipient of several military awards and decorations, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

On August 14, 2009, John’s son, Joshua Bernard, who following in his father’s footsteps had joined the U.S. Marine Corps, was killed in Dahaneh, Afghanistan during combat operations to remove Taliban influence and free the locals to vote in the 2009 election.

Currently working and living in Maine, John is the founder of Bernard Woodworking, one of New England’s leading construction businesses, serving the commercial construction industry with custom designed millwork, casework and cabinetry. He appears frequently on national television networks (e.g., FOX News) and nationally syndicated radio shows, as an analyst/commentator on the war in Afghanistan and other matters of national security.