Adrian Bonenberger

Adrian Bonenberger is the author of "Afghan Post," a memoir about his years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. Along with three other veterans, he co-edits Wrath-Bearing Tree, an military-intellectual site. Most recently, he spent the summer reporting on the war in Ukraine. This fall he will lecture at Yale University.

Recent articles from Adrian Bonenberger

Future soldiers reciting the Oath of Enlistment during the 56th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, Calif., May 16, 2015.
Opinion
Why Discouraging Americans From Joining The Military Is Totally Wrong
A recent op-ed in Deadspin discouraged people from joining the military because Trump would be their boss. Here’s why that’s misguided.
A U.S. Army Ranger instructor explains the technical instructions of rappelling from the 50-foot rock to his left in Dahlonega, Ga., April 13, 2009.
Joining the Military
How To Survive Mountain Phase Of Ranger School
While injury is difficult to avoid, you can prepare for certain parts of Mountain Phase.
U.S. Army Soldiers negotiate the Darby Queen obstacle course during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Ga., April 26, 2015.
Joining the Military
How To Survive Benning Phase Of Ranger School
Whatever your flaw or fear, it will be put on full display for all to see.
A Soldier from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team "Ready First", 1st Armored Division, completes the low-crawl obstacle on the Fort Bliss obstacle course while competing for a chance to attend the U.S. Army Ranger School in the "Ready First" Ranger Assessment Program, May 4, 2011.
Joining the Military
How To Ensure A ‘First Time Go’ At Ranger School
An insider’s guide to preparing for and surviving the soul-crushing hell that is the Army’s Ranger School.
U.S. Army soldiers participate in rappel training during the Ranger Course on Camp Merrill in Dahlonega, Georgia, July 12, 2015.
News
The Women Graduating Ranger School Had It Harder Than I Did
An Army veteran with a Ranger Tab reflects on his experience amid news that two women completed Ranger School.