When The Music Stops

I am bearing witness to the end of an era. I have the distinct blessing, or the agonizing misfortune of having front-row seats to the death throes of a creature that has defined a generation. This creature is what my buddies and I refer to as the Global War On Terror (GWOT for short).

The GWOT, My Father And Me

I sat cross-legged on the cold cement of the garage floor. Steel tools were in front of me, laying benignly, and scattered about. I...

Examining The Narrative of 22

"22 a day" has infested both social media and mainstream news. Time to look at this number.

The New American Royalty: Part Two

The second article in a three-piece series that showcases the inept hilarity of US diplomacy in the most volatile places on the map.

Career After Conflict: What’s Your Plan For The Future?

I learned a valuable lesson while sitting on the flight line in Jalalabad, Afghanistan waiting on a helicopter that never arrived: always have a clear extraction plan.

The Silent Warrior Scholarship Fund

The Silent Warrior Scholarship Fund was started in 2010 by Reconnaissance Marines to honor the memory of their fallen brothers.  After returning home from Afghanistan a small group of men were presented with the idea of a scholarship to keep the memory of their brothers alive.

Muhammad Ali: Heroes Get Remembered But Legends Never Die

Muhammad Ali is dead—but the internet, Oh our precious internet, is full of life. Countering the heart-felt remembrance for Ali has been some criticism coming from places very close to and inside the military community.


Vet Lag: The Winds Are Changing

The paradigm shift is occurring; the American veteran narrative is changing.

A New Breed

We like to think of ourselves as a revival of American industry in that part of our country.

The Pistol Circus

My War Journal into the PISTOL CIRCUS May 15: The SOF life the Hard Way: Saying goodbye to your issue...Saying good bye, maybe forever to...

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