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    Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata

    by Susan Ohanian

    Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata is a graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy Class of 2009. He currently serves as the chief operating officer of the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, D.C.

    Tata previously served as the deputy director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Organization for the United States Military.

    Here are excerpts of Brigadier General Tata's review of Sarah Palin's book:

    Going Rogue Reveals Palin's Ready to Lead

    by Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata

    When I completed the journey that is Going Rogue, I wrote down five things:

  • She is a positive role model for all Americans

  • She is an executive, takes on hard problems and makes tough decisions

  • She has tremendous energy, balance and intellect

  • America shafted itself in this last election

  • Alaska is lucky to have her

  • Oh, and a sixth, Sarah Palin could be the next president of the United States.

    Her book washes away all doubts that any reader might have had about her readiness to be president. She comes across as exceptionally bright, dedicated, and passionate about public service. Her moral compass is strong, pointing true North in this case. And she has a wicked sense of humor. . . .

    You can read the rest of the review here.

    Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata retired from the U.S. Army, March 6, 2009 and began a career writing career suspense military fiction. And joined Chancellor Michelle Rhee in her mission to overhaul the DC Public Schools. He describes these responsibilities as overseeing "the alignment of operations to seamlessly support all academic functions."

    Writing military thrillers, Tata is known as A. J. Tata. Here's part of a description on Amazon of his novel Sudden Threat:

    Manipulated by the secret plans of a powerful quartet of upper-echelon Rolling Stones groupies in Washington, DC, Garrett and U.S. Armed Forces establish their bona fides as true patriots on the cutting edge of freedom as they struggle for survival against the rising tide of Islamic extremism and the reemergence of the Empire of the Sun in the ever-expanding Global War on Terror.

    Enthusiastic readers compare him to Tom Clancy, delivering a book that "sizzles like an over-heated barrel on a M-60 Machine Gun!"

    Probably good qualifications for working with Michelle Rhee. But don't you have to ask just how "seamless" things have been going?

    — Susan Ohanian



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