ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.