Jason Arment

The Toxic Culture of Marines

"Fight with Cudgels" by Francisco Goya
There is no questioning the cohesiveness of Marines in battle, but what happens after returning home? For those not following the contrived narrative, as Jason Arment discovers, the esprit de corps falls apart.    Being a veteran is a funny thing sometimes. Maybe not “ha ha” funny, but the sardonic kind of funny. Because although one might think ... Read the full article
Jason Arment

Jason Arment served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Machine Gunner in the USMC. He's earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Chautauqua, Hippocampus, The Burrow Press Review, Dirty Chai, and War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities; anthologized in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Volume 2 & 4; and is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, The Florida Review, and Phoebe. Jason lives in Denver.

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