Young Marine


Boys turn into young men when they finish boot camp.

Young men turn into men when the gunfire begins.

When the gunfire ends, the young boy is nevermore.

He is forever an old man.


By Justen Keating

Justen Keating is a Marine with multiple combat deployments. A former contractor for the CIA, a podcast co-host on the Area of Operations podcast. He is the founder of Keating Global Risks, a firm that consults on protection of high-net worth individuals, trains law enforcement, and consults on travel security issues. He is the author of The Protector Series books, a contributing author for EP Wired Magazine, writes product reviews for Spotterup, and is fellow for National Security issues with the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy in DC.

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