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Oliver North      

Combat-Decorated Marine, Best-Selling Author & Former President of the NRA

Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, a #1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the former host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel. He served as the President of the National Rifle Association until April 2019.

North was born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served 22 years as a Marine officer. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. Assigned to the National Security Council staff in the Reagan administration, LtCol North was the United States government’s counter-terrorism coordinator from 1983-1986. He was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the terrorists who hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro. After helping plan the U.S. raid on Muammar Qaddafi’s terror bases in Libya, North was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal, the infamous terrorist killed in Baghdad in August, 2002. President Ronald Reagan described North as “an American hero.”

From 2001 until 2016, he served as the host of War Stories – the award-winning military documentary series on Fox News Channel. North has authored several best-selling books. His latest, Counterfeit Lies, was released in 2014 and follows a Veteran undercover FBI agent. The Rifleman, Stone's next book, is set to be released in November of 2019.

North is the founder of Freedom Alliance, a foundation providing college scholarships to the sons and daughters of U.S. military personnel killed in the line of duty. He claims his most important accomplishment is being “the husband of one, the father of four and the grandfather of seventeen.”

North served on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association. He was announced as the organization's President in May of 2018, succeeding Pete Brownell, the incumbent. He served as President of the NRA from September of 2018 until his resignation in April of 2019.


Oliver North poised to become next National Rifle Association president

WASHINGTON – The National Rifle Association said Monday that retired Marine lieutenant colonel Oliver North — the conservative commentator implicated in the Iran-contra scandal — will be its new president.

NRA President Oliver North speaks at state GOP fundraiser in McMinnville

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — National Rifle Association President Oliver North spoke at an Oregon Republican Party fundraiser in McMinnville on Saturday.


CASPER, Wyo. — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming announced on Wednesday, April 17 that Colonel Oliver North will be the featured speaker at their Aug. 28 BGCCW Annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast.

'These are People of Great Faith': Oliver North's American Heroes

WASHINGTON – As a Marine and son of war veterans, Col. Oliver North says he's spent most of his life in the company of heroes. Now as president of the National Rifle Association he's taking his passion for telling their stories to NRA TV and so far, each episode of "Oliver North's American Heroes" highlights men and women of faith facing risk to help others.

Oliver North Will Not Serve Second Term as President of the NRA

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Oliver North announced Saturday that he would not serve a second term as National Rifle Association president, making it clear he had been...

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