Service: Colonel U.S. Army (Ret); Battalion surgeon Vietnam; Desert Storm. Education: Virginia Military Institute, B.S, University of Virginia Medical School, Walter Reed Hospital neurosurgical residency. My Dad was in the U.S. Navy for 24 years; my brothers Vietnam Vets. We appreciate this great Country that let us become citizens after 7 years of evaluation and study of America’s history and Constitution. I want to serve again and return dignity and reason to politics. As a minority I am disturbed by the harsh attacks and divisiveness around race. You cannot cure discrimination with more discrimination. Similarly, needed equality for transgenders should not come at the expense of advances made by young women in sports - by permitting biological males to compete with girls. I worry that calling fellow white soldiers inherently-racist will drive them out of the military leaving minorities only.