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Brian Hanley Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) is an award-winning author and former Professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy. While at the academy, he oversaw its nationally ranked debate team and supervised its Writing for Leaders course. Lieutenant Colonel Hanley's Air Force career included service as an Air Battle Manager on board E-3 and E-8 aircraft. His awards include the Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. A member USNI's Editorial Board, his writing has been frequently published in Proceedings.