C.J. is an opinionated soldier who tells it like he sees it. He has been in the active duty Army more than 17 years. His assignments include such tropical paradises as Ft. Hood, Fort Irwin, CA, Fort Stewart, GA, Fort Meade, MD, and Redstone Arsenal, AL. He has been deployed to Panama, Ecuador, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His biggest accomplishment was getting invited to the White House by President Bush and President Obama for his writing at A Soldier’s Perspective.
He has been awarded the Bronze Star with V device, Meritorious Service Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge and many other pieces of flair he doesn’t want to brag about. He is married and has three beautiful straight “A” children! Follow C.J. on Twitter.
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The number one question we get day in and day out is if there is a way to let the real soldier being used in a scam that he is a victim as well. Unfortunately, there isn’t a reliable way to track down the soldiers. The time and effort put forth would likely do little good. I feel horrible that the images and names of these brave men are being used for nefarious reasons. Please, continue to share your stories and warn others. The more people we are able to educate on this horrible deed the less profitable it will be for the criminals.
– Marcus, Aug. 2011