About Me

  • Josh Brooks spent eight years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as an 0331 Infantry Machine Gunner. He deployed four times in support of the Global War on Terror, once to Iraq, twice to Afghanistan, and a fourth deployment as part of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Three of his total four deployments were with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and his fourth was with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines. His awards from military service include the Purple Heart, Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V for Valor, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Josh Brooks

Freelance Writer and Fiction Author


After exiting service, Josh began pursuing writing as an amateur. In 2015, he joined the Funker530 – Combat Footage project, where he chronicled wars happening around the world, he still currently works on this project. In 2016, he founded Badge Cams, a project covering down on American Law Enforcement, and in 2017 he joined the Readyman team of content contributors. He is currently an editor for Full30.com, and is always seeking freelance work. In the past, Josh has also contributed to Student of the GunHard Head Veterans, and REFactorTactical as a writer.

In 2020, Josh published his first short story entitled Black Flags Rising in the Black Autumn anthology Fragments of America where his work was featured as the cover-art for the overall anthology. Currently he is working on several projects in the fiction space, which have yet to be announced. (Stay-tuned.)

He currently resides in the Salt Lake City area with a Belgian Mal and surrounds himself with an outstanding community of veteran content creators.

Josh Brooks Marine Corps


Writing Portfolio

Not Alone - Veteran Suicide
Best Hunting Rifles

Every article I write has a heavy focus on putting out the best possible content for the topic at hand while also being well-optimized for keywords that companies wish to own on the search engine results page. Here's some samples of my previous work on other projects. You can view even more samples of my writing by navigating to the Blog section of my webpage.

FN Scar Range

“Full victory. Nothing else.”

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower