Tim Mathews served in the U.S. Army for over ten years as an infantry officer and judge advocate. His service includes six months in Bosnia-Herzegovina, two years in Iraq, and 21 grueling months in Fort Polk, Louisiana. During a break in service from the Army, he earned an MBA and a JD, and worked as an intelligence analyst and as a lecturer on Afghan law.
Recent articles from Tim Mathews
Reframing The Military’s Junior Officer Retention Problem
Junior officer dissatisfaction has less to do with the personnel system and more to do with bureaucratic dysfunction that makes many jobs miserable.
The US Military Doesn’t Have A Problem With Brain Drain
An officer responds to a recent Atlantic article that claims the military’s rigid personnel system is driving away the armed forces’ best and brightest.