Franklin C. Annis

Franklin C. Annis holds a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from Northcentral University. He is a veteran of Operational Iraqi Freedom having served as the 2nd Platoon Leader of the 313th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance) during OIF 9-11. He is currently assigned as the Deputy State Surgeon for the Nebraska Army National Guard. He also created the YouTube challenge "Evolving Warfighter" that presents materials on how to improve leadership through Self-Development.

The author makes several distinctions on how reading for the purposes of military self-development differs from reading practices in academia.