About the Author
John E. Heintzelman, Ph.D
During and after by 22 year career as an Army Combat Airborne Infantry Veteran, I have been researching and writing articles on veterans issues through my academic journey in college, but upon receiving my Ph.D. in 2020, I have decided to pursue a professional career in research, writing, blogging, and podcasting to help veterans.
I look at the world through a researcher's and writer’s lens. I see stories in everyday life just waiting to be told and do my best to be the medium through which they reach the page.
U.S. Air Force - Technical Editor / Graphic Illustrator
December 2019 - Present
Supportive Services For Veteran Families Coordinator
March 2015 - September 2019
U.S. Army Senior Program Manager & Facilitator / Group Operations Sergeant Major
January 2012 - February 2015
U.S. Army Assistant Director of Operations / Battalion Operations Sergeant Major
November 2008 - December 2011
Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences.
Acted as the driving force behind all operations and programs for the United States Veterans Initiative, continually servicing the needs of homeless and at-risk veterans by securing employment, housing, federal & state-directed funds, and qualifying program entitlements
Played a key leadership role in maximizing operational effectiveness across all programs and facilities for the National Training Center, the United States Army's premier Combat Training Center in California.
Acted as a strategic partner for the Commander in building unified strategies/approaches to execute and achieve organizational objectives. Directed staff workflow and ensured each member's specific abilities were properly leveraged to achieve operational excellence.
The following is a collection of my latest and most meaningful writing projects. Each piece is unique in style and content and represents a distinct moment in my career. I hope you enjoy my work and I invite you to contact me with any questions.