John J. Houser

John J. Houser "Joe" has been a full-time DOD civilian since 2009, and a student at Georgetown University since 2014.  He spent 11 years on active duty in the Marine Corps deploying to the Middle East and Africa several times throughout his career. Most recently he deployed as a reservist to Afghanistan in 2012. He is married with three children and lives in the Washington D.C. area.

Viewing success as merely lethal action against the enemy presents an inaccurate measure for victory in military operations.