Some of Dr. Jack Wheeler's bio:
* At 12, he became the Youngest Eagle Scout in Boy Scout history, and was honored as such by President Dwight Eisenhower in the White House.
* At 14, he climbed the Matterhorn in Switzerland.
* At 16, he swam the Hellespont (the straits separating Europe from Asia) recreating the legend of Leander in Greek mythology.
* At 16, he was adopted into a clan of Shuara Jivaro headhunters in the Amazon.
* At 17, he hunted and killed a man-eating tiger responsible for the deaths of over 20 Montagnard tribespeople in the highlands of South Viet Nam.
* At 19, he started his first company, Saigon Cinnamon International, exporting cinnamon from Vietnam.
* His book, The Adventurer's Guide, was described by Merv Griffin as "The definitive book for anyone wishing to lead a more adventurous and exciting life."
* He has three "first contacts" with tribes never before contacted by the outside world: a clan of Aushiri in the Amazon, the Wali-Ali-Fo in New Guinea, and a band of Bushmen in the Kalahari.
* He has retraced Hannibal's route over the Alps with elephants; led numerous expeditions in Central Asia, Tibet, Africa, the Amazon, the Sahara, Mongolia, and elsewhere, including 21 expeditions to the North Pole.
* He is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records for the first free fall sky-dive in history at the North Pole.
* He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California, where he lectured on Aristotelian ethics.
* In the 1980s he conducted a series of extensive visits to anti-Soviet guerrilla insurgencies in Nicaragua, Angola, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Laos, and Afghanistan, and to democracy movements in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, becoming an unofficial liaison between them and the Reagan White House. Based on his experiences with anti-Soviet insurgencies, he developed the strategy for dismantling the Soviet Empire adopted by the White House known as the "Reagan Doctrine. " It worked.
* He has traveled to over 180 countries and all seven continents, leads 2 to 3 expeditions a year, is a consultant to a number of international corporations on geopolitical strategy, and to a number of Congressional offices on issues regarding political and economic freedom throughout the world and in the United States.http://www.tothepointnews.com/content/view/1117/90/