Army Spc. Grant Richardson stands guard duty in a tower at Forward Operating Base Hieder in the Ninewa Province town of Rabi’ah, Iraq, on June 30, 2005. Photo taken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert M. Schalk, U.S. Navy, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
A career in the US Army in the last fifteen years has mostly centered on the fight against Violent Extremist Organizations (VEO) in the Middle East. A citizen who commissioned or enlisted as a Soldier on September 12, 2001 would be within five years of retirement and would likely have from three to seven deployments to Iraq …read more
Source: Harvard International Review