Tahlia Y. Burton
Tahlia Burton is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where she served six years as a Chinese, Pashto, and French cryptologic language analyst. She spent four years working real-time intelligence operations out of Fort Meade, Maryland, where she supported special operations units in five U.S. combatant commands. In 2014, she was named "Airman of the Year" at the squadron and group levels. After being honorably discharged, Tahlia was accepted to Columbia University where she currently studies political science and human rights.
Recent articles from Tahlia Y. Burton
The Portrayal Of Veterans In ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Is Appalling
For a show that positions itself as challenging stereotypes, the new season of “Orange is the New Black” does a huge disservice to the veteran identity.
6 Spies Who Risked It All For Drugs, Fame, Sex, And Diamonds
These modern-day spies didn’t have strong ideological allegiances, except perhaps to the high life.
Here’s How 2 Army Wives Built A Badass, All-American Business
Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse grew what is now a hugely successful, all-American business from very little resources or material, all in the name of helping other military spouses.
Did An Ill-Advised Stand-Down Order Cost Lives In Orlando?
An Iraq War veteran describes being one of six cops inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, ready to go after the shooter, and ordered to stand down.
This WWII Naval Ship Was So Unlucky, It Almost Killed FDR
The USS William D. Porter was a source of mayhem during its whole existence, including the time it nearly killed then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The Air Force Easily Has The Best Reading List Of All The Branches
The list, which encompasses a wealth of topics in various mediums, could give airmen a much-needed edge in their careers.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Gave His Life To Warn Others Of Insider Attack
Capt. Roland could have saved himself, but instead yelled, "Insider attack!" moments before being shot and killed.
TSA’s Instagram Showcases The Craziest Items Found In Luggage
Here are 10 of the craziest things passengers have attempted to bring onto planes.
This Girl Scout Made It Her Mission To Honor Fallen Servicewomen
A Colorado community unveiled a memorial honoring fallen servicewomen that was made possible by one Girl Scout.