No group has posed a bigger threat to the institutions I swore to defend than the current domestic insurgency that reared its ugly head January 6th. The veterans that took part in it and I are not on the same team any more.
Sometime in the Fall of 2001, a tired U.S. Navy ship pulled into the port of Cairns, Australia. Her sides were rusted and her engineering plant was tired and down to her […]
Expanded from an excerpt of an older post Navigating the half dozen outposts between where I had spent the last six months and the last checkpoint out of theater took me a […]
It’s probably not the essay you think it will be.
Most of what I write here is written because I enjoy expressing myself in the medium of words. And I think that sometimes, the things I write might be worth the time […]
20 years ago today I walked across the stage at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis and received my diploma and commissioning certificate from then Defense Secretary William Cohen. Tucked neatly inside […]
Early one morning in June of 2005 I received a panicked phone call from the wife of a friend of mine. She asked me if I had any information on the rumors […]
Sixteen years and two days ago, the United States invaded Iraq. Sixteen times this date has come and gone. More and more it does without much more than a brief mention in passing. […]
The 22-a-day number is not real. The number publicized to show how many vets commit suicide every day is not real. The actual number is something less than that. And a deeper […]
I recently finished reading Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff’s The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. The title and sub get you […]