F. M. ‘Red’ O’Laughlin, III, is a researcher, author, and public speaker. He speaks on health and wellness, aging, personal growth, and motivation. Red states often that, “If you treat symptoms, you will always treat symptoms. You must treat the cause of a problem to correct it.” I research what happens at the cellular level in the human body, biochemically speaking. I look for cause and effect relationships. I identify the causes of health problems. I write and speak about those causes and the potential options for correcting those problems.
Red’s professional civilian specialties are quality assurance, reliability engineering, and logistics. He has worked in senior management positions at National Semiconductor, Memorex, Dresser Industries, NL Industries, Boeing, and Halliburton. He has written thousands of documents (procedures, policies, instructions, technical articles, and reports). He has trained thousands in the military, academic, and corporate levels.
Red has an A. A. in Quality Assurance from De Anza College, a B. S. in Chemistry from Texas A&I University, an M. S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, an M. B. A. from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the Naval War College and the Defense Resource Management Institute. He is a Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Quality Manager, and a Certified Professional Logistician. He is a certified Lead Assessor for ISO-9000 and a certified TapRooT Assessor. Red is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) with Toastmasters International.
Red has published No Matter What You Can Do It, a book on personal self-improvement, Failure Is Not An Option, a book on goal setting, RESULTS MATTER When You Want To Lose Weight and Keep It Off, and Longevity Secrets for Health Aging.
Red retired as a Naval Captain with 31 years in the Navy Reserves. He was a Naval Flight Officer and flew nearly one thousand missions in P-3 antisubmarine warfare aircraft. Red was invited to Vietnam at the beginning of his Navy career and joined the Navy Reserves after four-plus years of active duty. He went back on active duty for six years after twenty years in the Naval Reserve and retired as the Deputy Director of Reserve Affairs in Stuttgart, Germany. In that position, Red was responsible for oversight of 5,500 Reservists in 89 countries in Europe and Africa. Red has traveled to 60 countries during his military career.
Captain O’Laughlin has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with numeral ‘1’, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2 awards), Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation (with Operational Distinction) and the National Defense Service Medal (two awards). Additionally, he has numerous campaign and service awards.
Red and Marilyn have been married for over 50 years and have two children and three grandchildren. He is the owner of MRO Global, LLC.
Red, I admire all you accomplishments. I especially remember you getting me through the navigation requirements in the P-3. I than you to this day.
Brooks, you brought a smile to my face. I remember those days. What a wonderful time in our lives. Thanks for your kind comments. I treasure my time flying. I was fortunate to have a great crew at the end of my career. We went from no contact to simulated attacks on 17 our 18 missions. Today I write and speak on health and wellness. I am also helping writers get their books published. You probably have more than one book in you. Contact me separately if you want to discuss. You can do it without touching a keyboard. Thanks again for commenting. I really appreciate it.
Red, you are an amazing person. I admire you and respect the research you do on each one of your posts. Thanks for being a friend.
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Great Career Red! You really accomplished a lot in Navy and Life. Mist of my life was in P3s….a short “enlisted stint” as a Photographer’s Mate in P2 Reserve Unit while attending U.C.L.A.
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Very Impressive accomplishments. Thank you for your Service. thank you for sharing your knowledge with everyone.
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Red, it was such a pleasure working with you way back during the SPEC days. I miss you. You seem to leave many others with that feeling in your wake. I wish I had 1/10 of that ability.
I guess since the P-3 being replaced by the P-8 I’ll never get my ride in an Orion. That’s OK though since I’m 80# overweight and would not be able to fit into that 3rd seat/hot seat.
SPEC days, eh? That was a few years ago. I left SPEC and ended up back on active duty for another six-plus years and retired at the end of the ’90s with two years in New York City, two years in the Bay Area of San Francisco, and two years in Stuttgart, Germany. Leaving SPEC coincided with an opportunity of a lifetime – 61 countries and more memories than my brain can hold. I trust the world has been kind to you and your family. I see a post about once a year from Ronnie Romero (sp?) and have lost track of all others. Thanks for connecting – brings back some good memories of the old days. 281-687-1188 or email@example.com
Wow! Impressive biography and life’s work. Thank for your service to our great nation!
Appreciate your kind words Andy.
Wishing you and yours the best in all endeavors.
Thanks, George. I trust your world is great and improving daily. RED