Joanna Dasher

Joanna (Jo) Dasher is a freelance writer in Savannah, Georgia. She was previously executive director at a literacy nonprofit called The Deep Center ( before leaving to pursue writing full-time. After graduating from West Point with a B.S. in political science in 2006, Jo served for five years in the active-duty Army, including two combat tours in Afghanistan as an ordnance platoon leader and member of a provincial reconstruction team in Ghazni province. She separated from the Army in 2011 as a captain. Jo authors a column for the Savannah Morning News about local public education, and is currently at work on a collection of short stories.

Recent articles from Joanna Dasher

Capt. Kristen Griest and U.S. Army Ranger School Class 08-15 render a salute during their graduation at Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 21, 2015.
Great Leadership Has Nothing To Do With Gender
It is not gender, but rather leadership and integrity that matter when it comes to the people we want serving in the armed forces.
How The Worst Terror Attack In US History Affected One Veteran
An inventory of a former Army officer's personal 9/11 history.