Marty Skovlund Jr.
Marty Skovlund Jr. is a veteran of the 1st Ranger Battalion and Syracuse Recruiting Battalion, a former small business owner, the author of Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror (Blackside Publishing) as well as Ranger Knowledge: The Complete Study Guide (St. Martins Press). He is also the executive producer of the award-winning documentary Nomadic Veterans, and the award winning short-narrative Prisoner of War. He is currently working on his third book as well as pursuing a career in film and television.
Recent articles from Marty Skovlund Jr.
Gear & Tech
We Asked Special Operators What Weird Gear They Rely On
These five pieces of everyday gear have proven invaluable to special operators.
The Music That Defined The Post-9/11 Generation Of Veterans
Every vet has that one song that reminds them of the best and worst moments of their life.
What Air Force Combat Controllers Go Through To Earn Their Titles
Air Force combat controllers undergo two years of training to become the most highly trained entry-level special operators in the world.
Gear & Tech
Troops Might Soon Be Riding The Hydrogen-Powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 Into Battle
The Army is testing a Chevy truck for use in ground combat, and it’s powered by hydrogen. But is it really necessary?
Exclusive: The 75th Ranger Regiment Is No Longer An All-Male Unit
The 75th Ranger Regiment has been a boys-only club since its inception. That just changed.
Joining the Military
How The Military Decides Who’s Built For Its Toughest Units
As part of an ongoing series, Marty Skovlund Jr. explains why special operations forces have an additional selection process.
These 5 Animals Can Be Hunted In North America, But They Are Not For The Faint Of Heart
All of these come with risks and rewards very different from your average deer or turkey shoot.
A Former Army Ranger Explains How To Kill Your Own Thanksgiving Turkey
This Thanksgiving, steer clear of the pre-packaged produce and poultry and treat your family to a meal you worked for (and killed) instead.
3 Items You Should Always Carry, According To A Former Army Ranger
These three simple items will always come in handy, regardless of the environment or situation.