A Different CountryMay 11, 2018 | :
by John Q. Bolton
Serving in the armed forces has its share of burdens, from frequent moves to extended time away. The military does, however, does give you a different perspective on America and what being American means.
I recently enjoyed four weeks off following a six-month deployment to Afghanistan (my fourth)—time off being relative, of course. I was only home early for the birth of our third child, prior to moving to Hawaii. At any rate, I spent nearly a month in our hometown of Papillion, Nebraska, where my wife and children had been spending my deployment.
Assist. Dir., Veterans Affair & Military Programs
University of Rhode Island
San Diego Community College District
Professor (Information Systems)
United States Coast Guard Academy