Lee Boyland earned a degree in nuclear engineering;
he then entered active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. A graduate of the U.S. Navy’s Explosive and
Nuclear Ordnance Disposal Schools, Boyland was assigned to the Defense Atomic Support Agency in Albuquerque, NM. A member
of DASA’s Nuclear Emergency Team responsible for nuclear weapons accidents, including the rendering safe of armed nuclear
warheads, he had access to the design details of every nuclear and thermonuclear warhead developed by the United States through
the Mark 63 warhead. His duties took him to the Nevada Test Site on many occasions.
After leaving the Army, he designed conventional and
special ordnance, and demilitarized chemical weapons at Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Tooele Army Depot. He made the transition
to hazardous waste management by applying aerospace combustion technology to incineration of Agent Orange. Lee Boyland is
the author The Rings of Allah, Behold, an Ashen Horse, America Reborn and, Pirates and Cartels.