William Leaf retired from the US Army after 24 years of active and reserve service. During that time he was the Oklahoma National Guard’s resident expert on the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact military. His last unit, the 2nd Simulation Exercise Group, used computer simulations to train large units. He is currently teaching at a charter high school in Ft. Worth, TX. He and Jackie were married at the last original SoonerCon, in 1997. He has been an sf fan since he discovered Robert Heinlein in the library, and remembers watching the original broadcasts of Star Trek. A member of TRMN, David Weber has referred to Bill as “Shipbuilder Extraordinaire.” Bill has designed and printed many 3D warships from the Honorverse for charity auctions and chapter tables.