Roland Tiso, Col. U.S. Army (Retired) and Writer of ‘In Unusual Firm’

Initially enlisted in 1969 to play soccer for the military, Col. Tiso ended up on a bus to the Virginia Army Institute to finally get commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1973. He served many years as a soldier and, after obligatory retirement, nonetheless selected to serve 11 extra years as an intelligence planner and analyst for a protection contractor.

He deployed 5 extra instances to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. Col. Tiso explains that the Iraqi military was envisioned to be a bulwark towards Iran. However its failures within the Battle of Najaf, in addition to a pivot in technique, ended up costing American lives in a struggle that might have been over by 2005. 

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