Al Haggerty served in the Navy for 27 years as a ship driver and rocket scientist. He has been a factory worker, a ditch digger, a skydiver, a pilot, a ship navigator, a radar engineer, and a contestant on the Jeopardy! game show. He served as United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense at the Pentagon, where he worked in technology security and counterintelligence. Mr. Haggerty holds degrees in oceanography/atmospheric science and in engineering. He is currently a consultant on defense technology and clean energy, and lives with his wife in Richland, Washington.