Dave Dilegge

Dave Dilegge is a retired USMCR Intelligence and Counterintelligence / HUMINT officer. He is also a former USMC civilian intelligence analyst and worked several years in the private sector. He served with the 1st Marine Division during Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 he was the recipient of the National Military Intelligence Association’s Colonel Donald G. Cook Award for his work in supporting USMC and DoD urban operations analysis, wargaming and experimentation. He is currently a Director at the Small Wars Foundation and is Editor-in-Chief of Small Wars Journal. His son David is an Infantry Sergeant currently serving in the Army's 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized).

I've been on Jim Guirard's (TrueSpeak.org) e-mail list for years and have found his discussion of 'the power of words' quite fascinating, to say the least. Jim is an 'out of the box' thinker in...

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Here's a generous offer from Council member Tom Odom over on our discussion board... An Offer to Potential Authors To many, the idea of writing is harkens back to memories of dental work; it is...