Brad Taylor served for more than twenty-one years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 2010 as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. During that time, he held numerous infantry and special operations positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta, popularly known as the Delta Force, where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron. He has conducted operations in support of U.S. national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other classified locations. His final military post was as Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel. Brad holds a Master's of Science in Defense Analysis with a concentration in Irregular Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Brad is the New York Times best selling author of "One Rough Man". When not writing, Brad serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats to various agencies. He currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two daughters.