Guest post by Samuel Mahaney
As my 35-year Air Force career came to an end, I began to think of college days when I wrote poetry and prose during my spare time. My plan then was to continue writing throughout my adult life. Well, life as a husband, father, Air Force pilot, Georgetown Capitol Hill Fellow, Harvard National Security Fellow, lawyer, and Two-Star General didn’t agree with my aspirations to write during my spare time, because, well, I didn’t have any spare time.
As the light at the end of the tunnel—retirement—approached, I decided I would write full time as a second, post-Air Force, career. When I told friends and family, some of them gave me the look. You know, the one that sarcastically conveys, "Yah, sure you are, sport."
Major General Samuel C. Mahaney most recently was the Chief of Staff at Air Mobility Command of the US Air Force. He is a pilot who spent the last 35 years in the Air Force. He is now entering a second career as a full-time author and will write journal articles, short stories, and novels on issues of historical interest that are relevant to the societal issues we face today. He will also write pure fiction such as his current WIP entitled, “The Devil’s in the Lake.” He holds a JD from Saint Louis University, an MPA from Troy University, and a BA in history from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is a Harvard National Security Fellow and a Georgetown Capitol Hill Fellow. Follow Samuel on Twitter.
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