ABOUT THE AU­THOR

Recoil - - The Guns Of Black Hawk Down -

Dr. Earl W. Bur­ress Jr., Ph.D. (Ma­jor, USAF, re­tired) holds a doc­tor­ate in busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion (with spe­cial­iza­tions in home­land se­cu­rity and avi­a­tion op­er­a­tions). While serv­ing as an ac­tive-duty Air Force of­fi­cer,

Dr. Bur­ress was qual­i­fied as a Min­ute­man III Mis­sile Com­bat Crew Com­man­der/In­struc­tor and a C-130 pi­lot/in­struc­tor. He com­pleted six com­bat de­ploy­ments and logged over 1,000 hours of com­bat fly­ing through­out Afghanistan and Iraq. While serv­ing as a mem­ber of the 34th Com­bat Train­ing Squadron at Lit­tle Rock Air Force Base, Dr. Bur­ress de­vel­oped

Air Mo­bil­ity Com­mand’s first Ir­reg­u­lar War­fare Train­ing Pro­gram and fin­ished his ca­reer de­vel­op­ing tac­tics in Joint Test & Eval­u­a­tion. Dr. Bur­ress has con­trib­uted con­tent to Sol­dier Sys­tems Daily, The Vick­ers Guide: AR-15, and holds two firearms-re­lated patents.

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