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Ron Capps  is a freelance writer and directs the Veterans Writing Project, a non-profit organization that provides no-cost writing seminars and workshops for veterans. His writing has appeared in peer-reviewed policy journals, popular foreign policy websites, policy and literary journals. He has been a subject matter expert or consultant to Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Time and PBS Frontline. His essays and commentary have appeared on the BBC, NPR’s All Things Considered, NBC, the AP and Pacifica Radio.

Ron was a soldier for 25 years. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1983, received a commission in 1985 and served on active duty for nine years before returning to the Army Reserve. As a reservist, he was re-called a number of times to active service including work with special operations forces in central Africa, a combat tour in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003, and work as an international peacekeeper in Darfur. Ron served as a Foreign Service officer from 1994-2008 with postings in Kosovo, Rwanda, Iraq and Sudan.

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