Don Gomez

Don Gomez

Don Gomez is an active-duty Army infantry officer. He served as an enlisted infantryman and deployed twice to Iraq between 2001-2006. He left the Army in 2006 to study the Middle East, studying in New York, Egypt, Morocco, and London. Gomez earned his BA in international studies from the City College of New York and an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He rejoined the Army in 2011 and is currently deployed to Afghanistan.

Recent articles from Don Gomez

Airman 1st Class Sven Raemer, a special mission aviator with the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, burns some energy playing video games while waiting for a mission to drop at Bagram Air Field June 17, 2013.
Entertainment
A True Story Of Rage Quitting In Afghanistan
This is what happens when you combine a slow deployment in Afghanistan and video games.
SEAC administers oath of enlistment to applicants
Joining the Military
The Other Side Of The Millennials In The Military Debate
Don Gomez argues that we've created exactly what we sought to create.
Platoon sergeants mentor future platoon leaders
Education
An Army Vet’s Take On Trigger Warnings In The Classroom
An Army vet shares his perspective on the national debate surrounding trigger warnings and microaggressions in college classrooms.
David Madsen, YouTube video screenshot from Life Is Strange Episode 2.
Entertainment
This Video Game Completely Busts Open Typical Veteran Stereotypes
It is refreshing to finally see a depiction of a veteran that feels true.
Marine vet Justin Sloan just published a book called “Military Veterans in Creative Careers” that covers how one makes it in the video-game industry.
Career
A Marine Vet Explains How He Landed His Dream Job In The Video-Game Industry
Marine Corps veteran Justin Sloan describes his transition from the military to working at video-game publishing studio TellTale Games.
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Community
How Do You Answer The Question, ‘Did You Ever Kill Anyone?’
If someone asks you if you ever killed someone in combat, you are supposed to be offended. But, are you really?
Students with Infantry Training Battalion practice basic marksmanship techniques at Camp Geiger, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013.
Community
The Insidious Spread Of Anti-Women Culture
There is a changing social dynamic within modern military and video-gaming cultures that's drawing attention to the perpetuation of gender discrimination and inequality taking place in these previously male-dominated arenas.