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Marjorie K. Eastman News Articles
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Perfectly Bound
A true story of a printing error that connected two veterans, from different generations, and two different wars.

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Marjorie K. Eastman joins Emily and Jason for Episode 019. Their conversation covers her upbringing in a large family and how that shaped her character early; her choice to enlist after college and lessons she carried forward as a commissioned officer; how she broke new ground for women; dealing with loss and other challenges on deployment; defining herself in authentic leadership with her signature smile; and what she believes military veterans and others who serve bring home to their communities.

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Op-Ed articles

2019 U.S. Junior Chamber Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) Award

Marjorie K. Eastman is selected as one of ten Americans between the ages of 18 and 40 years of age who "exemplify the best attributes of the nation's young people." The TOYA is one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in America, and previous honorees include the likes of John F. Kennedy (1946), Chuck Yeager (1954), Elvis Presley (1970), and George Stephanopoulos (1993).

Three Wars Veteran Panel - C-SPAN

A panel of esteemed authors, who are also veterans of the wars in Iraq (Scott A. Huesing), Afghanistan (Marjorie K. Eastman), and Vietnam (Karl Marlantes), talked about the complexities of America’s wars. The event was hosted by the Nixon Library, Chapman University, and the Orange County Navy League.

2018 Top 25 Influencers Supporting the Military Community - Mighty 25

Marjorie K. Eastman is selected as one of the nation's Top 25 Influencers Supporting the Military Community. Known as Mighty 25, other honorees include Dr. Jill Biden, Elizabeth Dole, Jon Stewart, Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, Gary Sinese, & more.

National Council of Advisors - With Honor

With Honor is a new cross-partisan movement led by veterans focused on increasing the number of next-generation veterans in Congress in order to help fix our nation’s broken politics.

Leadership is Universal - Forbes

Quotes on leadership and a conversation about leading your own life with award-winning author and veteran, Marjorie K. Eastman.

Navy Seal Podcast Interview on The Frontline Generation - The Chaos Cast

The Frontline Generation Featured Book Excerpt - Foreign Policy Magazine

Eagle Nation Podcast Interview - Team RWB

Iraq & Afghanistan Veteran Publishes Award Winning Book - Huffington Post

A review of the award-winning book, The Frontline Generation.

Austin Public Radio Morning Edition Interview with Marjorie K. Eastman

KUT's Veteran's Day interview with Marjorie K. Eastman about The Frontline Generation.

Women Entrepreneurs Learn Leadership Lessons from Army Veteran & Award-Winning Author

Pathways Women Business Center invites Marjorie K. Eastman to keynote Power Surge event.

Marjorie K. Eastman Described as Veteran Thought Leader - PBS

Part of PBS's Veterans Coming Home Initiative, a panel of Nashville leaders engage a live audience, addressing how America needs to bridge the military-civilian divide.

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What the 'Most Wanted Iraqis' Deck of Cards Can Teach Us About War - Task & Purpose

As the notorious deck turns 15, an Iraq veteran reveals the untold history behind it… and its impact on the American way of war.

Chiarelli, Eastman: Elect Texas Veterans to Bridge Partisan Divide - The Houston Chronicle

With Honor Advisors, General Peter W. Chiarelli & Marjorie K. Eastman, co-author op-ed advocating for veterans running for public office who have taken the pledge to lead with civility, integrity, and courage. (print & online)

The Other Half of the Population - The Washington Post

Men stood by women in combat. Now we need them to enlist in the #MeToo movement.

Was There Anything Over There Worth Fighting For? -

An honest question, and wisdom shared with a WWII veteran. This op-ed first appeared on OpsLens, and ran on December 7th, in honor of the Greatest Generation.

Attributes Veterans Acquire Offer an Unmatched Currency - OpsLens

Compelling op-ed that makes the case veterans are a force multiplier in the U.S. economy, and well suited to be entrepreneurs. “In a world that’s all about the bottom line—or adding to one’s top line—our greatest opportunity for success is being connected to those who have been the frontline.”

5 Reasons Why Veterans Should Write a Book -

And, why Americans should read them.

Don't Wait for Someone Else to Serve - USA TODAY

An op-ed reflecting on what Memorial Day has meant to me (print & online)

The day the next greatest generation was born - CNN

An op-ed on why October 19 is the day the next greatest generation was born - The Frontline Generation.

The 1% We Should Talk About - The Tennessean

Less than 1% of the population served in uniform, and repeatedly deployed, post 9/11. Who are the 1%, and what stereotypes do we need to change?

Cutting Civilian Forces Makes Us Less Safe - The Tennessean

"Anyone who has served our country on the frontlines understands that the military alone cannot keep us safe." Op-ed provided as a Member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Veterans for Smart Power Network.

Salute to Success - The Tennessean

YWCA launches new Dress for Success initiative to benefit women who served in the military.

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