Alexander McCoy served six years in the Marine Corps, separating in 2013 at the rank of Sergeant. As a Marine, he deployed to Saudi Arabia, Honduras, and Germany in support of the U.S. Department of State. His writing on foreign policy, defense and veterans issues has also appeared in Reuters, Foreign Policy, the Jerusalem Post, the Daily Mail, and the Journal of Political Risk. He is the Marine Corps co-chair for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Ricks' Council of the Former Enlisted, and currently studies political science at Columbia University in New York City. He serves on the board of the Ivy League Veterans Council, which advocates on behalf of veterans in higher education, and High Ground Veterans Advocacy, which trains veterans to become grassroots activists.
Recent articles from Alexander McCoy
As A Former Embassy Guard, Here’s What I Know ‘13 Hours’ Got Wrong
A former Marine embassy guard reviews new movie, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
The Nonprofit Helping Veterans Get Into The Country’s Top Colleges
Army veteran Sang Ra never thought he'd go to an Ivy League college until he connected with the nonprofit, Service to School.
3 Ways Veterans Should Be Highlighting Their Military Accomplishments
When writing your resume for a civilian job, make sure you're doing these three things to demonstrate your accomplishments and value as an employee.