Tony Carr

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer

Experienced senior manager, lawyer, combat pilot, and commentator with a passion for writing.

Tony is a native of Columbus, Ohio, USA who has lived and worked internationally for 30 years, globetrotting as a military airlift pilot with more than 400 hours of combat experience. He's an accomplished world traveller, having set foot in more than 70 countries and all 7 continents (yes, including Antarctica). He's also worked as a professional blogger, creating, editing, and acting as primary contributor to a military affairs website attracting more than 12 million annual visitors. Tony has appeared in national media to advance veteran causes and to comment on military budgets and operations. He has most recently worked as a senior operations manager for a major retailer, leading a team of more than 800 people responsible for $700M in annual throughput. With a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as Senior Editor of the National Security Journal, and M.A. degrees in Organisational Management and National Security Strategy, Tony has considerable breadth and depth of academic expertise to compliment his varied professional and leisure experiences. He brings all of this to bear on a prolific passion for writing, offering versatility across a broad range of assignments -- all with a commitment to on-time delivery at a sterling level of quality.
Content Types
Article, Case Study, Buyers Guide, Aerial Photo, Whitepaper, Website Copy, Checklist, Blog Post
More Information
Harvard Law School, JD
George Washington University, MA, Organizational Management
USAF School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, MA, National Security Strategy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, BS, Aeronautics
Manchester, UK|English

Published Content

Refuting a Retired General's Misguided Message
May 7th, 2015
Blog Post
Under Intense New Scrutiny, Air Force Struggles to Correct Al Udeid Issues

Exposure of a public health crisis impacting deployed servicemembers along with the official response.

March 3rd, 2016
Blog Post
Unlawful DLI Order Attempts to Abridge Servicemember Liberty

Legal analysis of an order restricting participation in a public protest under threat of criminal prosecution.

February 4th, 2017
A Comment on Kneelgate

A comment on American patriotism.

August 29th, 2018
Discrediting the Forrest Gump Argument for Killing the A-10

Review of aviation history in an argument against retiring the A-10 close air support platform.

November 17th, 2014
Blog Post
The Little “Fighter” That Couldn’t: Moral Hazard and the F-35

Original reporting on problems with the F-35 weapons program.

March 16th, 2015
The View From My Window


April 6th, 2019
The Problem with “Everything is Fine”

Analysis of Machiavelli's influence on concepts of modern leadership, and on the organizational value of confronting reality.

August 28th, 2018
Blog Post
Leading: One Guy’s Thoughts

Leadership advice for military veterans entering the civilian workplace.

August 19th, 2018
The Best Way to Honor Veterans: Decide Carefully About the Next War

Legal argument for greater constraints on decisions to commit troops and money to wars without declaration.

November 11th, 2014
Air Force “Treason” Debacle Reveals Deeper Problems

Legal analysis of the firing of a USAF general after he restricted subordinates from speaking with Congress. Article theorizes on the impact to military readiness.

April 16th, 2015
Military Personnel Certainly Do Not Have 'Lavish' Benefits

Viral OpEd from 2013 defending pay and benefits for US military veterans.

March 14th, 2013
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