Ever since he was a young boy, N.E. Threat enjoyed disassembling and reassembling electronics. Also possessing an early interest in the military, he was approached by two military men, who advised Mr. Threat of the impending draft. Eager to enter the United States Army, he was drafted into the Army during the culmination of the Vietnam War in 1964, and subsequently served in active duty for nearly 29 years. During his military tenure, Mr. Threat was stationed in Vietnam, Panama, Japan and the United States, and enjoyed the opportunities to install electronics throughout Germany, the Middle East, and Central and South America.
Mr. Threat advanced through the grades to command sergeant major prior to his retirement from active duty in 1987. Throughout his Army career, he was notably stationed at the U.S. Army Information Systems Command Signal Battalion at Fort Buckner in Okinawa, Japan, from 1981 to 1986, as well as the U.S. Army Information Systems in White Sands, New Mexico, from 1986 to 1987. Furthermore, Mr. Threat was stationed in Wesel, Germany, to serve as a station commander of the Hamminkeln Radio Station from 1977 to 1980, where he was honored as the “best stationer” in Europe at the time.
From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Threat was stationed at the 1109th Signal Brigade in Fort Clayton, Panama, for Operation Just Cause prior to serving at the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, from 1990 to 1993. Preceding his retirement in 2011, he served in the Chief Electronic Services Branch at Fort McPherson, Georgia, beginning in 1997, thereby accruing 42 years total working in the Army.
Congruent to his military ventures, Mr. Threat has been licensed to preach the Gospel since 2005, having excelled as a preacher at the Wye Mountain Baptist Church in Wye Mountain, Arkansas. Likewise, he has exemplified diversity within his professional career by serving as a licensed insurance representative for life, health and property, as well as a licensed mutual funds representative in Tucson, Arizona. Lending his expertise to academia, he is a former teacher of American government and history, having obtained a substitute teaching certificate in 1995.
Bestowed with myriad military accolades, including the Decorated Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Mr. Threat has experienced abounding highlights throughout his career. Although he values these achievements, he is especially proud of mentoring young soldiers who have dedicated their lives to serving their country.