Lewis Nelson

Father, Army Veteran, MBA, Author

This site is my hub for my social and written content on leadership, career, veterans’ issues, and life.

Latest Posts

9/12/01 is the Day My Life Really Changed

9/12/01 is the Day My Life Really Changed

Originally posted to Medium July 2001 — My first trip to NYC. Photo taken by my mom, the amazing photographer who made me a unicorn with the State of Liberty. I was very conflicted yesterday, just as I am on most anniversaries of 9/11 over the last twenty years....

My Personal Take: No Other Expected Outcome in Afghanistan

My Personal Take: No Other Expected Outcome in Afghanistan

Kabul — former Soviet Officer’s Club near Darul Aman Palace Originally posted on Medium My final day in Jalalabad, November 2013 I deployed to Afghanistan three times as a DoD civilian intelligence officer from 2012 to 2015. Is the news out of Afghanistan...

Military Transition – My Story

Military Transition – My Story

Originally posted on LinkedIn Bottom Line Up Front - Every job I've had since the military involved networking, luck, and knowing what I wanted to do. If you skip to the end, I highlight my key lessons. I didn't have a typical transition from the military. I was...

Pronouns: He/Him
: Aquarius

Moon: Scorpio
Rising: Aquarius
Myers Briggs: ENFJ
Enneagram: 7 (then 8/3)

About Lewis

I’m a divorced father of three middle/high school students, NCAA Division III athlete (Augsburg University Football, Track & Field),  Army veteran (two combat tours to Iraq), former Federal DoD Intelligence Officer (three tours to Afghanistan), Darden MBA (University of Virginia), author (Life After Loyalty), and current commercial strategy manager with Fluke Corporation, a Fortive Corporation operating company (see LinkedIn). 

Life After Loyalty

A War Writers’ Campaign Novel

The emotional costs of the War on Terror on the lives of the U.S. service members and their families will likely take decades to fully understand. So many Americans who have directly supported combat operations in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11 came home changed. Life After Loyalty explores the often lesser visible effects of deployment on combat support personnel, the ones who may not believe their experiences were traumatic enough to warrant attention. The ones who believe their general lack of excitement and motivation after returning home is just a normal part of readjustment. Most importantly, Life After Loyalty explores how these subtle changes can wreak havoc on family and life satisfaction for those that have served.