University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Eugene L. Sierras Jr

Eugene Sierras was born in Tucson, Arizona, where he attended local schools and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1964. After graduation, he was immediately called to active duty in the United States Naval Reserve. He received his commission from the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, in October of 1964. After completing the damage control assistant course and nuclear, chemical and biological warfare school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was assigned to the USS Rockville (EPCER 851), where he served until receiving orders to the basic naval aviation observer’s school in Pensacola, Florida, via preflight training.

He received his Navy Flight Officer Wings in 1967, and after completing ready replacement training at Fighter Squadron One Twenty-One in San Diego, California, he was assigned to Fighter Squadron Ninety-Six, embarked on the USS Enterprise (CVAN 65), and completed two combat cruises in Southeast Asia. He completed various shore assignments until he was assigned to Fighter Squadron Eighty-Four, embarked on the USS Roosevelt (CVA 42), and completed a Mediterranean cruise in 1975. After an assignment to the aviation training command, he served a tour as communications officer aboard the USS Lexington (AVT 16).

He served as a plank owner at the newly formed joint special operations command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, until receiving orders as executive officer of the Naval Support Activity New Orleans, from where he retired in 1986.

Eugene returned to Tucson, Arizona, and completed a career with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, where he worked as a police dispatcher and licensing agent for security guard agencies and personnel and private investigative agencies and personnel.

He currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Authors: Patricia Batta, Marj Charlier, Matthew Duncan, Sheila Grinell, Judy Howard, Andrea Ibanez, Wendy Landers, Nelle Lewis, Marsheila Rockwell, Eugene Sierras, Sandra Simmons, Shay Wills

Command Screen
Fiction / Literature
Trafford Publishing
May 2013
ISBN 9781466994294
Hardcover, 368 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Commander Michael Canseco has arrived at a defining moment in his career. After completing a successful series of demanding assignments, he is assigned Temporary Additional Duty to the Washington, DC, area awaiting Permanent Change of Station orders. More/less

Beyond El Camino Del Diablo: Beyond the Devil's Highway
Fiction / Literature
Trafford Publishing
February 2015
ISBN 9781490756059
Hardcover, 314 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

El Camino Del Diablo (the Devil's Highway) today is an unpaved 130 mile route along the border between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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