About Josh Brooks. American Writer and Author.
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.
After exiting service, he began pursuing writing as an amateur. In 2015, he joined the Funker530 – Combat Footage project, where he chronicled wars happening around the world. 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 also currently the lead editor for Full30.com. In the past, Josh has also contributed to Student of the Gun, Hard 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 an outstanding community of veteran content creators.
Off Duty Things and What You’ll Find Here.
This is the official (seriously guys its official, right there in the URL) webpage of Josh Brooks. So you can expect to find a lot of personal things from him on this webpage, to include his own personal blog. Stories from his life can be found here, as well as things that he currently finds interesting. That could range from reading about a particularly interesting day he had in Afghanistan, all the way to you getting his opinion on why Metal Gear Solid is one of the greatest pieces of video game art ever created.
In his spare time, Josh likes to hang out with his Belgian Malinois Bjorn. He also does a fair amount of shooting, camping, bush-craft, video gaming, writing, and general editorializing. So, if you’re here, pull up a chair. You’ll find a ton of information here that lives outside of his normal scope of work. You can also find solid contact information that will help you get in touch.