Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman is a writer based in Washington, D.C., and southern Turkey. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan as both an infantry and special operations officer, where he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor, and Purple Heart. His novel Green on Blue is forthcoming from Scribner.

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