Major John Larch is a husband, father and citizen-soldier. As a civil engineer working for local and state governments, his role in the military started off part-time in the Army National Guard.
John thought that he was at the high point of his military career as he stepped off the plane to perform peacekeeping duties in Bosnia-Herzegovina on September 4, 2001. Watching events unfold a week later, John knew that this was just the beginning of his calling.
John was selected for Special Forces training upon return from his deployment. Shortly after earning his Green Beret, he deployed again. This time he led a Special Forces team, alongside their Afghan partners, in combat against Taliban fighters.
Today, John plans and coordinates the employment of elite National Guard Special Forces soldiers around the globe. At night, John studies public administration as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is concentrating his degree in the area of emergency management. John looks forward to a continued career of public service in a role where he can protect our nation at home and abroad.