Tom Kratman is an American
science fictionauthor specializing in the subgenreof military science fiction. Kratman was born in Boston, where he attended Boston Latin before enlisting, aged 17, in the US Army. He served with the 101st Airborne Division and in Panamawith the 193rd Infantry Brigade. He then went to Boston Collegeon an Army scholarship. Following his graduation Kratman was commissioned as an officer in 1980 where upon he spent three more years in Panama followed by an four year stint with the 24th Infantry Division. He was then part of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, before serving with the 5th Special Forces Group during the Gulf War.
Kratman left the regular army in 1992, and went to law school. He graduated in 1995, but remained a member of the
United States Army Reserveand also worked for MPRI. He was recalled to the Army in 2003 for the Iraq Warbut was found to have a problem with his heart. He then spent time at the U.S. Army War Collegeas Director, Rule of Law, for the US Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.
He retired in 2006 as a
Lieutenant Coloneland became a full time author. He is married to a woman he met in Panama, and has three children and three grandchildren. [ [http://www.tomkratman.com/ Author Tom Kratman ] ]
His works are published by
*"A State of Disobedience" (2003)
*"Watch on the Rhine"* (2005, with
*"A Desert Called Peace"** (2007)
*"Yellow Eyes"* (2007, with John Ringo)
*"Tuloriad"* ( 2009 forthcoming, with John Ringo)
*"The Lotus Eaters"** (forthcoming) [ [http://www.baen.com/author_catalog.asp?author=tkratman Tom Kratman - Baen Books ] ]
*" Legacy of the Aldenata"
**"A Desert Called Peace"
* [http://www.tomkratman.com/ "TomKratman.com"]
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