Col Sam Thiessen, USA (Ret.) is a 1973 graduate of the United States Military Academy (West Point). He is actively involved in the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and served as Seventh Region President from 2014 to 2020. He is currently CEO at Ag Bio-Power, LC, and is a part-time analyst with the Northrup Grumman Corporation.
In this conversation, we discuss Sam’s role in Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services (STARRS). STARRS is a group of retired military members and patriots dedicated to ensure the greatest fighting force on the globe remains the U.S. military. STARRS mission is to help educate our fellow Americans regarding the criticality of having a military that focuses solely on the essential readiness needed to fight and win our Nation’s wars. Winning requires a military which provides equal opportunity and a meritocracy leadership system which rewards high standards, ethical character, teamwork, and selfless service to our Nation. This mission accomplishment requires the elimination of DEI from the DoD by informing people about all ideologies, policies, agendas, and organizations that threaten a meritocracy based military.