David Atkinson is an active duty Medical Service Corps 2LT with the 3rd of the 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC. He is a 2010 Distinguished Military Graduate from Truman State University (bachelor of science degree, Magna Cum Laude) and was certified as a Health Fitness Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). While in ROTC, 2LT Atkinson ranked 80th out of more than 5,300 cadets nationwide and earned several awards including Cadet Battalion Commander (highest cadet rank) and the Superior Cadet Decoration Award (the highest award given in each battalion). He also finished in the top 20% of his Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) class (the highest category in performance summary), and is Airborne qualified. This is his first book.