J.B. Blunk, a career soldier, is a former operational pilot with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), where he deployed several times in support of special operations in various locations around the world. He currently serves as the director of the JROTC program for a suburban school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. An Army brat, Blunk attended San Antonio College, the University of Houston (B.A. in Political Science), and Webster University (M.A. in Management). His military education includes the Combined Arms and Services Staff School and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. During his military career, he has held a variety of command and staff assignments, including executive officer of an Assault Helicopter Battalion during Operation Desert Storm and command of an Apache Attack Helicopter Battalion stateside. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal, among others. Blunk and his wife reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and have four grown children. To email the author: firstname.lastname@example.org.