Darren Moore served in the Australian Army for seventeen years and held the rank of major when he left the service. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Command and Staff College. Highlights of his military service include operational deployments to Papua New Guinea and East Timor and serving for two-and-a-half years (2001-03) with the United States Army on an army-to-army exchange. Darren is currently a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales.
'This is a powerful book, and should be read by anyone contemplating taking the queen's shilling.' Max Arthur, The Lady 'A thoughtful study of the impact of fighting on the individual soldier in which [Moore] examines the process by which, armies try to 'develop an empathetic distance' between new recruits and the enemy they might face one day' Daily Mail 'A very rich book that thoroughly explores the psychology and behaviour of the soldier on the frontline' Military Illustrated 'An intriguing look at the emotion, psychology and politics that underpin soldiering - essential reading' Soldier