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Confessions of a Mercenary | Men’s Journal

Confessions of a Mercenary | Men’s Journal

“I never was one of those kids who dreamed of being a soldier,” says Sean McFate, a decorated soldier, mercenary, and now author of Shadow War, a novel based on his own experiences abroad. He enlisted to the U.S. Army after graduating with a double major from Brown University, with the intention of putting in the basic commitment of four years and getting back to civilian life. But while other recruits broke under the stress of basic training, McFate found that despite being a pacifist during his younger years, he acclimated easily to the military.

Source: Confessions of a Mercenary – Men’s Journal