It’s not just a mantra for writing, you figure out quickly that IS author Joshua Hood when he opens his mouth and drops an F*Bomb on you in the first sentence.
As a squad leader with the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Afghanistan - AND as a former SWAT team Sniper, Hood doesn’t mince words.
Josh decided to follow his brother into the military and joined the army after graduating with an English degree from the University of Memphis. He spent five years in the 82nd Airborne Division, becoming a team leader in the 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment in Iraq from 2005-2006 where he conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
From 2007-2008, Hood served as a squad leader with the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Afghanistan where he put more Foot-to-Taliban-Ass and was decorated for valor in Operation Furious Pursuit.
On his return to civilian life, he was a sniper team leader on a full-time SWAT team in Memphis, TN, where he was awarded the lifesaving medal for saving the life of a civilian with quick, creative, and resourceful instincts.
He quit SWAT and the Police Department the very day his son was born, knowing he couldn’t bring that “trash” home to his family. Hood now lives in Collierville, TN where he is a full-time author. He is married to Amy, (who's clearly out of his league!) and is frequently outsmarted by his toddler, Jake.
Joshua Hood is the author of the Search and Destroy Black Ops thriller series, Clear by Fire and Warning Order and The Treadstone Resurrection. Learn more about Josh by going “Under the Hood” to get his insights on The Art of Writing, Good Books, Sharp Knives, and Loud Guns.
WKNO Memphis Interview
Show host, Tom Prestigiacomo
Author Joshua Hood discusses his 5 years of military service in Iraq and Afghanistan, his 7-year career as a sniper team leader on a full-time SWAT team in Memphis, and the launch of his second book, Warning Order - a Military SpyOps Thriller!