2011 - 2012
Office of Representative Buck McKeon
John Noonan is the principle Speechwriter for the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep Buck McKeon (R-CA). Before moving to HASC professional staff, Mr. Noonan was a Policy Advisor at the Foreign Policy Initiative, where he specialized in defense and foreign policy issues. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he pulled over 300 nuclear alerts in the Minuteman III REACT-A weapon system and was responsible for the maintenance and release of ten long-range, thermonuclear missiles. He later worked as a Minuteman III weapons and tactics instructor with the 90th Operations Support Squadron. Prior to moving to the Hill, Mr. Noonan was a regular contributor to The Weekly Standard, and has been published in Wired, Politico, The Small Wars Journal, National Review, and others.