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Brian Haig spent 22 years on active duty before retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1997 and going into private business. He graduated from West Point in 1975, and was commissioned an infantry lieutenant. His first posting was an
infantry battalion in Germany guarding Pershing Missiles, followed by three years as an infantry company commander at Fort Carson, Colorado, before he was selected as an intern at the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, working in the Current Operations Directorate on the Lebanon peacekeeping operation.

The Army sent him to Harvard for a master's degree and a specialty in military strategy. For the next three years he was the global strategist on the Army staff, responsible for helping formulate the regional warplan for Southwest Asia, and the global warplans against the Soviet Union, translating military requirements into the DOD budget, and advising the Army's senior leadership on global issues. After a tour in a Bradley battalion in Germany, he transferred to Seoul where he spent three years as the Special Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command, the commander of all American and Republic of Korea forces in Korea, where his duties included drafting a new theater warplan, and devising a new military strategy
regarding North Korea for the post-Cold War era.

His final four years on active duty were as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, preparing all speeches, briefings, public statements, and congressional testimonies, as well as advising the Chairman on strategic, global and Asian regional issues.

After he retired in the Summer of 1997, he became a Director, then President of Erickson AirCrane, manufacturer and operator of the world's largest heavy helicopter fleet, and then spent a year as President of International Business Communications, a B2B internet company for the sale of aviation parts.

His first novel, Secret Sanction, was published in the Summer of 2001, and was a national and Washington Post bestseller. His second novel, Mortal Allies, was released in Spring 2002; his third, The Kingmaker, in January 2003; and his fourth, Private Sector, in September 2003. Secret Sanction has been optioned by Nicholas Cage and his production company for a future motion picture. He now writes full-time, and works as a Fox News Military contributor.
He has a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard, and a Masters in Government from Georgetown University. His military awards include Airborne wings and the Ranger tab, two Legions of Merit, and the Distinguished Service Medal.

He lives very happily with his wife and four children in New Jersey.