An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act

Dear Senator/Representative, We are asking that Congress ensure that the military give soldiers the same constitutional rights you would have in a civilian court of law. We want professional investigators, not Commanders, investigating felony crimes. We want prosecutors, not military Commanders to make the decision whether we have the evidence to go to court. We … More An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act

Sailboating in Tampa Bay with the St. Petersburg Sailing Center in Florida

I’ve done a lot of firsts this past couple years and I added one more to the list this past week. I went sailing for the first time ever and even took the helm of the sailboat for quite a ways. What went from being completely uninterested in pursuing this particular hobby in the future … More Sailboating in Tampa Bay with the St. Petersburg Sailing Center in Florida

Paying It Forward Thanks to Army Specialist Suzanne Swift

The first time I ever heard the term military sexual trauma was when I was living with my future husband in Olympia, Washington in 2006. He was active duty Air Force stationed at McChord Air Force Base. I was a traditional National Guardsman. I had just transferred from a combat communications squadron in 2005 to a … More Paying It Forward Thanks to Army Specialist Suzanne Swift

Treating Post Traumatic Stress in Early Stages Prevents a Life Long Disabling Condition

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has baffled my mind since first … More Treating Post Traumatic Stress in Early Stages Prevents a Life Long Disabling Condition

Prosecutor: Navy Petty Officer Rebecca Braswell Considered a Pure Sociopath

Sociopath: a person with antisocial personality disorder. Probably the most widely recognized personality disorder. A sociopath is often well liked because of their charm and high charisma, but they do not usually care about other people. They think mainly of themselves and often blame others for the things that they do. They have a complete … More Prosecutor: Navy Petty Officer Rebecca Braswell Considered a Pure Sociopath

The Barry Winchell Case Helped End the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy in the Military

Vanity Fair Confidential featured an episode called Don’t Ask Don’t Kill on Investigation Discovery highlighting the case of Army Pfc Barry Winchell at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in 1999. Winchell was bludgeoned to death by a fellow soldier while he lay asleep in his cot on July 5 in the barracks. Winchell was described by his friends as someone … More The Barry Winchell Case Helped End the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy in the Military