About the Author

About the Author

Werner Glen Weeks was born September 8, 1945 in Woodland California. In 1947 his family moved to Provo, Utah, where he was raised. Growing up he participated in the Boy Scouts of America, and received his Eagle Scout with 51 merit badges in October, 1963. He attended four years of LDS Seminary at Provo High School and graduated in 1963.

He served in the active duty Army from April, 1968 to May, 1971. His service included a combat tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division from 1969 to 1970, and served overseas in Germany from June, 1970 thru May, 1971. After leaving active duty he served with the Utah National Guard where in August, 1988 he was activated for duty in Panama to do the IPB (invasion and battle planning). He retired from the U.S. Army National Guard at the rank of Major in August, 1989.

He married Dianne Black of Antimony, Utah in June, 1970. Together they have raised 8 children. He has been a self-employed preparedness consultant and factory(s) representative since 1972. He has been a Utah senior retirement plan and debt consultant with American General (now AIG) since May, 1985. He retired from VALIC Retirement Planning Services of American General Financial in April, 2001.

He earned a BA degree in Portuguese, with Latin American Studies and International Business minors in May, 1973. He also has two years post-graduate studies. He attended the U.S. Army Rotary Wing Aviation School in May, 1969. He is a Master Aviator in observation, utility, and attack helicopters and FAA Commercial Aircraft Operators and Instrument flying licenses. He has attended Basic and Advanced Military Officer Training in Aviation (1969), Transportation (1975), Armor (1985), and Military Intelligence (1988), to include classified tactical and strategic ops/plans. He is fluent in Portuguese and can read, write, and speak at the USAR 4/4 level. He received his life and health insurance license from the state of Utah in 1985, and also his series 6 and 63 securities licence from the state of Utah and National Association of Securities Dealers in 1985.

He is a Boy Scouts of America Old English Fort Trainer, Commissioner, and District Director. He has been with the Boy Scout Committee service at unit and district level continuous since 1983. He has been a lecturer, educator, and consultant to Civil Defense, church, college, university, and adult education groups throughout the nation since 1977. He has been a marketing, training, and business consultant since 1971. He was a Retirement Annuities Million Dollar Roundtable qualifier and Utah Top Producer from 1986 thru 2000. He received a 100% disability retirement in April, 2001, due to a service related disability.

His LDS church service includes service in branch presidencies and bishopbrics, quorum presidencies, ward and stake auxiliaries’ presidencies of Sunday School and Young Men, and missionary and training callings in LDS Employment and Welfare Services. He is currently serving as Valley Park Stake Temporal Welfare and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Taylorsville Old English Fort Venture (ages 16 to 22) District Director for the Boy Scouts of America, and as a State PTA Legislative Appointee to the Utah State Legislature.