Brian Anthony

Brian Anthony is a West Point graduate who served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2010, including stints as a Ranger and a Special Forces Green Beret. He is a screenwriter for CW’s Kung Fu and his previous credits include Constantine, The Night Shift, and Station 19. Terps, his comic book short was recently featured in Top Cow’s SOLDIER STORIES anthology, published for Veterans Day … Read More

Mark Ball

Mark is an American actor and U.S. Navy veteran. Born to an Army family, he graduated from the University of Georgia and American University of Paris before commissioning in the Navy as a surface warfare and intelligence officer. His 10-year naval career took him all over the world – calling Japan, Bahrain, Virginia Beach, and England home before settling in … Read More

John DiFusco

TRACERS In 2013, the United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance (in association with Rogue Machine Theatre) presented an acclaimed production of TRACERS, John’s seminal work about the Vietnam War. This was the first production of TRACERS since the 1980s to feature a cast entirely composed of military veterans. The play received glowing reviews and coverage in publications such as the LA … Read More

Brian Duchaney

Brian Duchaney is a freelance editor and writer.  A ten year veteran of the U.S. Army, his memoir about his military service, published by the journal War, Literature, & the Arts, was nominated for inclusion in the Best American Essays of 2014 and will be included in the forthcoming anthology: Quagmire:  Personal Responses to Iraq and Afghanistan (University of Nebraska … Read More

Allen Foley

Allen Francis Foley, published poet and photographer, has traveled throughout the State of Maine over the past several years capturing many images of grand scenes and subtle beauty, spectacular mountain landscapes, field and stream photo’s along with rugged seascapes. In Foley’s Resume you will not read about his personal emergency room of despair. You will not hear how he runs away from life with … Read More

J. W. Gardner

Joe Gardner was born in June of 1974 in San Bernardino, CA. At the age of two he moved to Modesto Ca. At 13 he moved to East Lakewood CA in LA County He graduated from Artesia High School in 1992. From 1993 to 1996 he was a paratrooper in the United States Army. He has walked the blue collar … Read More

Enrique Gautier

Enrique Gautier is an emerging poet and multimedia artist. Enrique was born in Caracas Venezuela. He emigrated at the age of 13 following acts of violence in his homeland. A day after getting his green card he enlisted in the United States Navy. He joined the fabled Seabees. Following tours of duty of Afghanistan Enrique continued his service as a … Read More

James W Hawk

James W. Hawk is a United States Army veteran. James W. Hawk is an award-winning independent film director, writer, and producer. He is also a published author and photographic artist. He proudly served his country as a Scout in the 107th Armored Cavalry. As a filmmaker, Dr. Raymond Foery, Professor Emeritus Quinnipiac University Film, Television, and Media Arts, said of Hawk, … Read More

Molly Huggins

“Molly Huggins is a 14 year veteran of the Army National Guard, former helicopter pilot, Army spouse, and work-at-home mom to four children ranging in age from 13-5. She has lived the Army life in some form or fashion since the age of 18, joining the Tennessee National Guard at 18 as the first female armament technician ever in the … Read More

Dave Lara

Dave Lara is a Mexican-American-Jew born in Castroville, California, to a poor family of migrant workers. In 1965, at seventeen years of age, he was emancipated and joined the U.S. Navy in the hopes of avoiding duty in the Vietnam War. Eleven months later, he found himself in the jungles of Vietnam where he learned he could be someone of … Read More

Eric Mansfield

Eric Mansfield is a U.S. Army veteran with service in Iraq, Honduras, Hurricane Katrina and state emergencies during his 20-year career with the Ohio Army National Guard. A retired Major, Eric continues to serve the Army representing soldiers, families and veterans in the Buckeye state with his appointment from the Pentagon as the Civilian Assistant to the Secretary of the … Read More

Melissa Milich

Melissa had already published two children’s books and several magazine articles by the time she joined the Navy.  She was gunning for a cushy job in Public Affairs, but the Detailer barked back,  “It’s Intelligence or nothing!”  a new career track that Melissa found a strange but comfortable fit.  During one deployment, she recalled how the military pressed her literary … Read More

Steven M Miska

Steven M Miska is a United States Army veteran. Steve Miska is the Principal Investigator for Strategically Protecting Soft NetworksTM, a project supported by the Pacific Council on International Policy in L.A. and numerous other partners to protect vulnerable allies who work with Americans in conflict zones. As Executive Director of First Amendment Voice, he leads a nonpartisan effort to … Read More

Michael Shusko

Michael Shusko, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACOEM, was raised in Long Branch, NJ. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1985 after graduating high school. Dr. Shusko cut his teeth in the military in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. As his first assignment, he attended the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA, where he studied Arabic. Upon completing his … Read More

Cathy Torres

Cathy Torres grew up in Lindale, Texas, and enlisted in the Marine Corps right after high school in 2000. She had duty stations in Okinawa, Japan, and Edwards AFB in Southern California, where she worked as a Personnel Clerk. At the end of her four-year enlistment, Cathy enrolled at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and graduated in 2007 with a … Read More

Barrett Ward

After spending over 13 years as an Active Duty Army Officer, Barrett left active duty to pursue a career in music and teaching. His time in the Army was wonderful and meaningful. Some highlights of his time were when  Barrett served as a paratrooper and a platoon leader in D Troop, 1/509th Airborne Infantry Battalion and later as the commander … Read More