Van Hipp is chairman of American Defense International, Inc. (ADI), a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm. He is the former chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party and served as a member of the Presidential Electoral College in 1988. In 1990, Van Hipp was sworn in as deputy assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army and served in this position during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Following the “ tailhook scandal,” Hipp was named by secretary of defense Dick Cheney to be the principal deputy general counsel of the Navy.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Hipp speaks on defense issues at public forums across the country, and his articles on defense and international policy have been widely read in the national print media. Hipp has appeared on Newsmax TV, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and other networks as an expert commentator on the War on Terror, defense and national security issues. He has also recently authored a book, entitled “The New Terrorism: How to Fight It and Defeat It,” published in February 2015. One hundred percent of all proceeds go to scholarships for the children of fallen guardsmen and is being administered by the National Guard Educational Foundation (NGEF).
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