Andrew Milburn stopped at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan in 1987 while travelling, where he met three Marines that changed his life’s path. Instead of going straight to law school, he decided to take four years to become a Marine and travel the world. Now, 31 years later, Milburn has gone from private to colonel. He commanded the Marine Special Operations Regiment from December 2012 to June 2015 and then the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Iraq until July 2016. He has recently released a book detailing his experiences from Mogadishu, Somalia to Iraq and fighting ISIS.
The Crossroads of Special Operations