General Boykin served 36 years in the United State Army. One of the original members the Delta Force, he spent 13 years in the elite unit, including two years as its commander. He later commanded all the Army's Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and School. During his tenure, he was involved in numerous high-profile missions, including the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt, the 1992 hunt for Pablo Escobar in Colombia, and the Black Hawk Down incident in Mogadishu, Somalia. He also served as the United States Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2007. He is an author and teaches at Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia. He is currently serves as Family Research Council's Executive Vice President, with responsibility for overseeing day-to-day operations including policy, church ministries, finance, development, communications, human resources, facilities, information technology, constituent communications and customer service.