Join the BCAMC for our monthly luncheon, featuring Dr. John Adams '73!
- Doors open at 11:30 am
- Lunch buffet will open prior to 12:00pm
Free parking available in the hotel garage.
John Adams '73 Bio:
Dr. John Adams, Class of 1973, is a historian and the author of over fifteen books. His second book, Damming the Colorado: The Rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933-1939 was the recipient of the 1991 T. R. Fehrenback Book Award for the best book on Texas history. His books about Texas A&M include Over There in The Air, The Fighin’ Texas Aggies In World War I, 1917-1918, The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, Keepers of the Spirit: The Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M: 1876-2001, We Are The Aggies, Softly Call The Muster, and Texas Aggies Go To War.
His primary research areas have been in international banking and commerce, military history, cyber security, US-Mexico border affairs -- and the Fightin’ Texas Aggies.
While Chairman of the Industry Sector Advisory Council at the U.S. Department of Commerce, he served as a delegate to the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs Negotiations in Geneva as well as Mexico City, Tokyo, and London. Adams was the Secretary of Commerce during the governorship of Jeb Bush in Florida.
A pilot since he was a teenager, he crafted the legislation and played a key leadership role to secure funding for Space Florida. He was a founding board member and continued to serve for several subsequent years. During his time as a board member he oversaw the securing of land rights, facilities, and launch pads for private commercial space flight at Cape Canaveral Spaceport, that today serves the next generation of space companies, that include Space X, Blue Origin, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ULA, and Orbital ATK. Flying with Zero-G he has logged some 12 minutes of weightless flight.
Adams holds a PhD. in history from Texas A&M. A graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, his book, Cyber Blackout: When the Lights Go Out (2015), www.cyberblackout.net is one of the leading sources on cyber threats to our national security. He has been a guest lecturer at universities in Japan, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Greece, and was a captain in the U.S. Air Force.
He was commanding officer of Squadron One, a Ross Volunteer, and a member of the Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor.
His two newest books are Sul Ross at Texas A&M and Standing Ready, the detailed story of the Dixie Classic in 1922 and the origin of the 12th Man tradition, and can be ordered through the Texas A&M Press by phone at 800-826-8911 or at www.tamupress.com.