Flashback: First week in Iraq

Flashback: After a week in Iraq, my team of 9 were ordered to move from Taji to a small FOB in the center of Baghdad, Iraq. We were still green…

The Way to Success is Through Failure

No one ever sets out to fail.  No one ever sets out to be a failure.  But it happens.  No one has ever been 100% successful at anything they have…

The Blotter

I love the Blotter. I remember growing up as kid. Our local paper came out every two weeks to find out who made the blotter. You make it once or…

Honored and Humbled

As a commander, it’s difficult not to get sucked into dealing with 10% of the soldiers 90% of the time. So when something good happens I truly enjoy it. One…