J.E. McCollough served in the Marine Corps from 1996 to 2005. He is a combat veteran, including Operations Iraqi Freedom I and II as a Counterintelligence Specialist, and the recipient of a Purple Heart and a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with ‘V’ Combat Distinguishing Device. Including post-Marine Corps civilian deployments as an intelligence analyst, he served over forty months in the Middle East and Central Asia between 2002 and 2011.
J.E. currently lives in Portland, OR.