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“Nail your whispers to the wall. Conclude the trilogy of read…think..and write. Is there ‘career risk’ in publishing? I suppose. Hasn’t hurt me too badly over the years, I’d say. But what matters is testing your ideas on the field of intellectual battle, so to speak.”
-Admiral James Stravridis
I’m a combat arms officer in the United States Army with over thirteen years of experience in garrison and combat environments. Throughout my career, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have mentors who have positively influenced my professional development and have encouraged me to “nail my whispers to the wall.” I’ve published articles at ARMY Magazine, Military Review, Strategy Bridge, Small Wars Journal, Task and Purpose, and many others. This blog represents only my personal views. I do not plan on using this space as a platform to complain or provide satirical observations. I want to use this medium to add my thoughts to an already existing expert body of knowledge.
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From the time I was a second lieutenant, I’ve kept a green notebook which I’ve used to capture notes from professional reading, lessons learned, and observations as I’ve progressed in the Army. Many of the posts on this site are an outgrowth of this practice. As you read these posts, I hope you find something useful and that I am able to make a positive contribution to your green notebook.
If you have any questions or feedback please email me at JByerly81@gmail.com. Also, if you are a military professional and are thinking about writing for publication, I would love to work with you on getting your ideas published in one of the numerous journals. Writing has opened so many doors for me professionally, and I want to pay it forward.
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