Michael J. MacLeod

Mike MacLeod enlisted in the Army at age 41 to become a combat correspondent, serving five years and tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division. His recently published book, "The Brave Ones: A Memoir of Hope, Pride, and Military Service" recounts the lives and deeds of those with whom he served. He lives with his wife of 25 years in Bozeman, Montana.

Recent articles from Michael J. MacLeod

A U.S. Army paratrooper momentarily comes out of the proper body position as he exits a Black Hawk helicopter during a training jump over Fort Bragg's Sicily Drop Zone in late 2010.
Humor
12 Reasons Why Paratroopers Do It Better
Here's why paratroopers are still total badasses 74 years after the formation of the first American airborne unit.
A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team pulls himself up a muddy slope by grabbing hold of another’s boots during a team obstacle course for officers new to the division Feb. 3, 2012, at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Humor
12 Things The Old Enlisted Guy You Served With Gets About Military Service
As a 41-year-old enlistee who deployed twice with the 82nd Airborne Division, here’s what I came to understand about the military.