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"...comes from an Army officer with three tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom who provides a new assessment of the conflict, believing that the war was a good war fought well. His first-hand survey of the entire eight-year mission in Iraq comes from one who witnessed some of the most intense battles of the war, following the evolution from 'shock and awe' to strategies for handling local violence and counterinsurgency methods. Any collection strong in military history will find this a winning survey."
- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (January 2013)
Colonel Darron L. Wright has served in the U.S. Army for 26 years. He was first assigned to active duty in 1991, when he served as a platoon leader, company executive officer, and company commander with the 3rd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, Fort Ord, California. His next assignment was as a company commander of C Company, 3-325 Airborne Infantry Regiment and E CO 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRSD), Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 1996–2000. From 2000–01, COL Wright served as the Chief of Operations for 7th Infantry Division, Fort Carson. Colorado. Later, COL Wright was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, and upon arrival the unit deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as the Battalion Operations Officer. Following his second tour of combat, COL Wright served as the Battalion Commander for 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Battalion located at Fort Polk, Louisiana. After completion of battalion command, COL Wright deployed with 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division as the Deputy Brigade Commander during OIF 09-10 operating in Northwest Bagdad. COL Wright is the recipient of the Bronze Star with “V” device, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award, and numerous other awards and commendations. COL Wright earned his Masters degree in Strategic Studies and National Security Decision Making from the Naval War College.
COL Wright was a great Leader I'm glad I had the privilege of working this with this fine American. Will cherish this book.Published 8 months ago by sam
I read military history and personal accounts of service avidly. This is one of the worse ones. It is a smooth account of deployment and Iraqi warfighting conditions at first, but... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Book tells the story of one officer from the first missions to the last mission and the training cycles in the middle and different duty assignments. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Scott Bailey
Extremely boring. Myopic view of the war. I just couldn't finish it.Published 15 months ago by Fiat500e fan
I had the pleasure of serving with the Raider Brigade, twice in Iraq. It was an amazing trip down memory lane reading Col. Wright`s account of his experiences. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nicole Golden
Did we really allow our faulted leaders to let these valiant and courageous men down so badly.
We'll written with heart. Maybe the political leaders (??? Read more
I've gotten in to a modern military book kick lately, so I've been reading several books about what our men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq have been going through. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer