Manifestations of Apprehension

A Memoir

by William A. Cimino



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/18/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 454
ISBN : 9781665746069
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 454
ISBN : 9781665746076

About the Book

Manifestations of Apprehension is a phrase that haunted Cimino but, ironically, became the key driver that enabled him to convert his "failure" into positive outcomes, each time gaining confidence and notable achievements. After a troubling and depressing military career start, Cimino maximized the support from others, and his determination to change his course enabled him to navigate each subsequent assignment with greater success. Cimino emphasizes that under achievements can be the seeds of opportunity and catalysts to achieving better results. His journey through aircrew training and operations in tactical reconnaissance, as an Air Force Navigator Instructor, working with the Canadian Forces, in the Headquarters Air Staff at the Pentagon, and with the Intelligence Community, where he managed the exploitation of products from some of the country's most sophisticated satellites, describes a path of devotion to mission and accomplishments. The memoir includes many stories - some funny, some heartwarming, and those containing sad moments during his military service. The Special Tributes section highlights his deep appreciation and respect for friends and family who have served in the military, who are gone but not forgotten.

About the Author

William A. Cimino is a native of Brooklyn who attended an all-boys high school and graduated from St. John's University in Jamaica, NY, with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Physics. He served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly 26 years, beginning in the late 1960s during the War in Vietnam. During duty to his country, he and his wife, Fran, developed the values and behavior they have instilled in their three children and six grandchildren – rules to apply in life. After his military service, he worked for nearly 30 years as a manager and executive in the Information Technology and Defense industries. Cimino and his wife are residents of northern Virginia.