Bryan Joseph Pitchford is a Major in the Florida Army National Guard. He has served in the United States military for 18 years including three deployments to the Middle East. In May 2017, Bryan earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from National University. He has published poems in The Sandhill Review, three Florida State Poets Association Anthologies, The Desert Mesh, Along the Forgotten Coast, and the forthcoming Clay County Writers Anthology, Embedded in Clay.