BolgerDaniel P. Bolger served 35 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 2013 as a lieutenant general.  He commanded troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  His military awards include five Bronze Stars (one for valor) and the Combat Action Badge.  He earned a bachelor’s degree at The Citadel and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Chicago.  The author of eight books and numerous articles, he teaches history at North Carolina State State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.