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.