Galen d. Peterson is a West Pointer who went on to lead a tank platoon in combat in Iraq and later commanded a tank company. The M1A2 Abrams tank became his warrior’s chariot and leading soldiers his passion. During two deployments to Iraq he was involved in some of the heaviest fighting of the war in Sadr City in 2008. In 2009, Galen was invited back to West Point as a guest lecturer to General Frank’s Battle Command and Officership class. Suffering from the effects of a brain injury sustained in Iraq, he was medically retired. He finds inner peace by spending time with his family, fishing, camping, biking, and model railroading.
Not ready to give up on serving, Galen started a new career as a police officer in Colorado, serving in patrol, traffic, and SWAT. During his career, Galen received the Valor Award, Colorado State Patrol’s highest award. After a total of twenty years in uniform, Galen settled down and now works for a municipal public works department and lives in the Boulder area.
Galen is currently working on his next release, a thriller.