Buzz Patterson


Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson, United States Air Force (Retired), is the author of Conduct Unbecoming and the New York Times bestsellers Dereliction of Duty and Reckless Disregard. Patterson served twenty years as a pilot on active duty in the United States Air Force. His tours of duty included combat operations in Grenada, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, and Bosnia. From 1996 to 1998, Colonel Patterson was the Senior Military Aide to President Bill Clinton. During that time he was responsible for the President’s Emergency Satchel, otherwise known as the “nuclear football,” the black bag with the nation’s nuclear capability that accompanies the president at all times. Patterson lives in Southern California with his family.

Books by this Author

Reckless Disregard Buzz Patterson
Conduct Unbecoming Buzz Patterson
Dereliction of Duty Buzz Patterson