5 Christmas Ideas for your Military Loved One…

Let’s face it…. There is a lot of products out there that cater to military members living life on the move ranging from practical to just plain ridiculous. But if you are considering what to get for your favorite veteran/service member this holiday season, here is a brief list of 5 things at various price levels I have found to be particularly useful throughout my military career:

TAXING THE AMERICAN DREAM: HOW COMMUNISM REARS ITS UGLY HEAD IN OUR SOCIETY OF ENTITLEMENT

Growing up in California through my teen years, I was exposed to a society that often encouraged a counter culture. At the time, it coupled nicely with an even more common rebellious teenage attitude. I lived in a world that praised being different, special, valued, and exceptional—all because we were born that way. It was our right to be different.

Skiing at Jackson Hole, Wyoming….

So you’re thinking of making a ski or board trip this winter? To be honest–  I’ve been out of the ski game for about 20… Continue Reading

Love, Speed, and Adrenaline…

I like things that scare me. Not artificial fear– the kind you might find watching a scary movie or on a fast roller coaster. But raw, uncontrolled, unrestrained fear…. the kind that has real consequences.

Integrating Mortars into an Armored Brigade Combat Team: Thoughts From a Mortar Platoon Leader

The use of mortars as an effective enabler to Combined Arms Operations is quickly becoming a lost art. As a Battalion level asset, mortars can be a very effective and responsive enabler to the combined arms battalion. But that requires a change in perception in how we view training, equipping and employing a Combined Arms Battalion Mortar Platoon.

The Spaces In Between…

“I don’t even know you……  you look good on paper, I guess” were the last words she said to me before she walked out and… Continue Reading

Thoughts From an Outgoing Platoon Leader…

I did my last ruck march as a platoon leader this morning.  It was still dark when I stepped off on a route I’ve come… Continue Reading

Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain

Standing in the dim light and darkness of a cheap hostel in Spain, dressing in white and red, I was having some second thoughts.

Lost City of Z, Steve Jobs, and What It Means to be a Visionary…

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

The Saber in the Post-Afghanistan World: An Infantryman's Take on Cavalry RSTAs

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

The Saber in the Post-Afghanistan World: An Infantryman's Take on Cavalry RSTAs

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

Integrating Mortars into an Armored Brigade Combat Team: Thoughts From a Mortar Platoon Leader

The use of mortars as an effective enabler to Combined Arms Operations is quickly becoming a lost art. As a Battalion level asset, mortars can be a very effective and responsive enabler to the combined arms battalion. But that requires a change in perception in how we view training, equipping and employing a Combined Arms Battalion Mortar Platoon.

In Remembrance of SGT Tanner Higgins: KIA Afghanistan 13 April 2012…

He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. – Psalm 18:34 It brought me mixed emotions… Continue Reading

10 Steps to Financial Freedom…

        I want to spend some time talking about money.  If you are like me, you’ve probably realized that if you want… Continue Reading

Shut Up And Color: An Anecdote on Resiliency in Today’s Army

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

The Greatest Game: Drinking and Bachelorhood… Part II: EDC Orlando & Epcot

Click here my EDC Orlando Playlist to enhance your reading experience. If you missed last week’s post… here you go.   So part 2.  Ba… Continue Reading

Thoughts From an Outgoing Platoon Leader…

I did my last ruck march as a platoon leader this morning.  It was still dark when I stepped off on a route I’ve come… Continue Reading

The Army Explained…

Ok. So in light of my upcoming deployment I’ve been getting a lot of questions from friends and family wanting to know what I do… Continue Reading

Yes. Ft. Hood Happened Again.

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

Times They Are A Changing: What a Decade has Taught Me About Life…

Bob Dylan may have had it right.   After about a decade, the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq winding down.  How I Met Your Mother… Continue Reading

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