John Robert Cole is currently serving as the United States Coast Guard Base Alameda Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology (C4IT) Department Head in Alameda, California. He is a prior enlisted Radioman (RM) having spent 17 of his 31 years copying Morse code and saving lives. He promoted to Officer at year 18 and has been saving the lives of wayward memoranda ever since.
He holds an Associates’ in Applied Science from Erie Community College in Orchard Park, New York, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems from University of Maryland University College, a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and a Master’s Certificate in Projects and Programs from Brandeis.
John is a native of Buffalo, New York and is married to the former Christine Daigle of Lowell, Massachusetts. They have been married for eight years and are the parents of one highly active English springer spaniel by the name of Milkbone.
John is a genealogist and the author of numerous family histories that include a detailed genealogical history of his parents’ ancestry. He has written two travelogues, a seven-volume reference guide documenting the headstones located at the historic Charter Street Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts, and is currently working on his first graphic novel. When not writing or keeping his dog from barking, he enjoys running and investigating the paranormal.
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