Elana Duffy is an Army combat veteran with nearly a decade of service. She is a founding partner in a communications and content creation firm, Present Tense, and is the CEO of www.pathfinder.vet, a ratings and reviews platform for veteran resources.
Recent articles from Elana Duffy
Gear & Tech
DoD Canceled Brain Injury Research Because It Didn’t Like The Results
An Army vet explains why DoD’s decision to shelve a program that placed blast gauges on combat troops in Afghanistan is a big mistake.
It’s Not Just Your Imagination: It Really Is Harder For Women To Get Promoted
The data tell a clear story — “all other things being equal,” doesn’t really happen when it comes to promotion.
Why I Won’t Give Concerned Veterans For America ‘My VA Story’
Data collection and analysis, not cherry-picked anecdotes of veteran outrage, will help fix the VA.
How To Answer That Awful Question, ‘Do You Have PTSD?’
Vets are often asked this question inappropriately, but there’s a smart way to answer that can change the stereotype.
An Army Interrogator’s Tips For Picking Someone Up At A Bar
A former Army interrogator offers tactical advice that can be used in any bar.
This Entrepreneurship Program Taught Me The Skills To Build A Better Future
After a 10-week entrepreneurship program, this Army veteran is now launching her own business dedicated to helping other vets.
Health & Fitness
Here Are 5 Reasons To Exercise Even If You Don’t Want To
I got forced into a triathlon this month, but I’m slowly coming around to appreciating it.
Family & Relationships
For Veteran Couples, Some Things Don’t Need To Be Said
Dating another veteran actually makes relationships easier.
How I Ended Up Sharing My War Stories With 200 Strangers
The Telling Project is one of the best and worst things I have done since leaving the service.
What Does The Term “Transition” Really Mean Anyway?
Because transition starts the day we get our paperwork and ends possibly never.