About

I am a three-times mobilized U.S. Army Reserve Major (Ret.) who resides on Long Island, N.Y., with my wife and five children.  I am the author of “Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior,” which is my real story of being the ranking U.S. Army Medical Department officer with the Joint Detainee Operations Group, Joint Task Force 160, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from February to June, 2002.  Literally, I helped take care of people who wanted to kill me, and I tell the story of what it’s like for a career Army Reservist before, during, and after a deployment away from home, family, and career. I am a school district administrator, and have taught in the New York City Public Schools, Long Island public schools, and at Stony Brook University.  I am also the author of Theodore, a personal narrative published in the 2006 Random House wartime anthology,Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families

 

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