The History Channel dubbed Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Morgan, Carnegie and Ford as the men who built America, but sometimes it’s the small—and not so small—inventions that have become indispensable in our lives today.
After growing up as the fifth child out of 10, it comes as no surprise that Master Chief Petty Officer Vince Patton, USCG (Ret.), thrives as part of a team. He joined AFCEA International in 2011 and recently took the helm of the newly established Homeland Security Department. It’s the latest role in a career that has taken Patton across the globe, from Coast Guard cutters to classrooms and beyond.