7. Dario DiBattista on Why Veterans Make Great Writers
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In this episode, Tim and Brock speak with Dario DiBattista.

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Dario served in the Marine Corps reserves from 2001 to 2007 with multiple tours to the Middle East in support of OIF. Dario recounts the story of how he got started writing online out of spite. His introduction to blogging was timely as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans sharing their stories online was in its infancy. Publishing his work on the impacts of war led Dario to several unique opportunities including being asked to write a piece on Osama Bin Laden's death for the Washington Post. Dario has an MFA and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree.

Dario now works in academia in support of veterans everywhere. His passion for writing got him involved early in the Veterans Writing Project where he continues to mentor service members in helping to tell their stories. His book, 'Retire the Colors', recounts 19 stories about the residual effects of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book can be found on Amazon and Kindle here.

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Whether you’re in the service for four years or twenty, you have learned skills, led teams, and learned what it takes to execute under pressure. While those past successes are valuable, they don’t always translate to a life or career when you get your DD214.

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