Eric Minton

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Not surprisingly, I migrated toward covering the U.S. military through being an Air Force spouse. However, that was more a matter of location than circumstance, even if my first assigned military-related article was a first-person account for Good Housekeeping who saw me, a civilian male military spouse, as a rare species. With my wife and I being stationed in England, I found my best freelance markets to be travel and lifestyle articles for the leisure magazines published for overseas American military members, establishing a regular contributor status with one such magazine, Off Duty's Europe edition. When I returned to the United States, my Off Duty allegience transferred to the American edition, which focused on military family issues and eventually expanded to military personnel policies. That put me on the path to becoming editor of The Officer magazine published by the Reserve Officers Association (now the Reserve Organization of America), writing on the full range of military matters.