Rachel Brune

Rachel A. Brune

Rachel A. Brune served five years as a military journalist with the U.S. Army, including two tours in Iraq and a brief stint as a columnist for her hometown newspaper. After commissioning as a military police officer, she continued to write and has published articles for a number of military and civilian news publications, as well as short fiction stories and two novels.

Recent articles from Rachel A. Brune

1st Lt. Emille Prosko gives orders to her platoon during the react to indirect fire lane, Nov. 15, 2011, during the U.S. Army in Europe's Best Junior Officer Competition at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.
Leadership
Servicewomen Don’t Lean In; They Step Up
Several servicewomen share leadership insights from their hard-earned military experiences.
Screenshot from NBC's trailer for its new television drama "American Odyssey."
Entertainment
NBC’s New TV Show ‘American Odyssey’ Is Terrible And An Insult To Servicewomen
NBC’s newest television drama, "American Odyssey," does a disservice to women in the military who have been, and are, breaking ground every day.
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Community
An Unflinching Look At Two Friends Together Overcoming The Effects Of War
This new documentary focuses on the story of two friends, both special operations forces veterans now coping with the aftermath of their combat experience.
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Career
Job Envy: This Army Vet Launched Her Own Clothing Company For Servicewomen And Veterans
29-year-old Nadine Noky combined her military experience and degree in fashion to launch her own clothing line for women in the military.
Rob Warner, a wounded Marine, stands next to his prize-winning catch during Warrior Weekend 2011.
Support
One Vet’s Mission To Change The Lives Of Wounded Warriors Through Fishing
A new documentary shares retired Marine Col. Eric Hastings’ mission to help wounded warriors by teaching them to fly fish.
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Community
The 10 Books That Should Be On Your Reading List
Here's a list of 10 must-read books for anyone who has served in the military.
Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro prepares to hike to her platoon's defensive position during patrol week of Infantry Training Battalion near Camp Geiger, N.C. on Oct. 31, 2013. Fuentes Montenegro is one of the first three females to ever graduate from Infantry Training Battalion. Patrol week is a five-day training event that teaches infantry students basic offensive, defensive and patrolling techniques. Delta Company is the first infantry training company to fully integrate female Marines into an entire training cycle. This and future companies will evaluate the performance of the female Marines as part of ongoing research into opening combat-related job fields to women. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler L. Main/Released)
Community
The Historic And Evolving Role Of Women In The Military
A new documentary premiering this month demonstrates that the modern battlefield has opened an opportunity and, with the development of the all-volunteer military, created a need for women to enter the realm of war and warfare.
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Community
Innovation In The Army, Part III: How to Position Yourself as an Innovator
Veterans who actively work to position themselves to contribute as innovators and innovation leaders in the civilian world also benefit the military.
University of Oregon student Samantha Cohen, center, joins a hundred fellow protesters in the lobby of Johnson Hall on the UO campus in Eugene, Ore. Thursday May 8, 2014 to demand answers from school officials in the wake of allegations of sexual assault by three UO basketball players. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)
News
3 Lessons Colleges Can Learn About Sexual Assault From The Military
Here are three military practices that educational institutions may find useful when embarking on their own sexual assault reform efforts.