Whittington was born and raised in Norristown, Pennsylvania. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. During
his enlistment, he spent a one year tour of duty in Vietnam as part of the U.S. build up during that war. He began his law
enforcement career with the Norristown, Pennsylvania Police Department for four years before he moved to Los Angeles and joined
the Los Angeles Police Department. He worked for LAPD for 21 years and retired at the rank of sergeant. Ruben also joined
the California Army National Guard and the California Air National Guard. Ruben taught law enforcement for seven years to
high school students at Los Altos and Workman High Schools under the direction of the La Puente Valley ROP. Ruben
Benjamin Whittington was the victim of a homicide in 2004. Ruben Benjamin Whittington
is the author of Soldier: Behind the Badge and Moonspinners, Viet
According to the book
description of Soldier: Behind the Badge, “The dual life of an American special agent, like
that of James Bond, who disguises himself as a police officer and fights crime on the busy and dangerous streets of Los Angeles.
Then, when his country needs him, his true identity is revealed and he becomes a secret CIA special agent in this action-packed
novel set in today's treacherous and volatile world. For fun, Lance Kessler is a Los Angeles Police Officer, but his real
profession is being a top-notch freelance agent for the CIA. He's the best the CIA has. But now Lance has crossed paths
with a secret worldwide criminal organization known only as PHANTOM, and PHANTOM has decided that Lance needs to be eliminated.