Don Caldwell is a former United States Marine Corps volunteer and maintains strong ties with fellow Marines and the Marine Corps League. After the Marines, Mr. Caldwell attended Jacksonville University and majored in history with a minor in speech. He was a member of the debate team and editor of the newspaper.
Mr. Caldwell is a former editor and publisher of the Fernandina Beach News-Leader. His newspaper career spanned 38 years, during which time he was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.