Former Army officer and Iraq veteran turned grad student/writer. Now living in New York City. Working as the senior writing manager at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Likes include Wake Forest basketball, Guinness, and Volkswagen buses. Once dropped the F-bomb on C-SPAN2. Thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are my own.
"Precision Targeting in a Modern Counterinsurgency" - essay published in Armor Magazine, September 2009
"Above all, Kaboom is about the day to day travails of a typical platoon set smack among thousands of disillusioned and war-weary Iraqis ... without a trace of sentimentality, Mr. Gallagher draws the reader into the everyday complexities of leading soldiers from every strata of American society."
"[Gallagher's] exceptional narrative technique makes the soldier in-group cant both believable and coherent; his relentless pursuit of sanity in the midst of a chaotic storm of IEDs, policy changes, sheiks, civilians, and baffling missions makes this blog-based memoir an exciting read reminiscent of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead."