The Military is Struggling to Keep its Most Innovative Soldiers


Sean Maday, fresh out of Michigan State University and already the head of his own profitable t-shirt making company, was excited to be an officer in the U.SAir Force. He'd eaten up the positivity in slogans such as "Aim high," "No one comes close," and, one that he now calls comically tragic, "presenting technology that lets you program your own destiny."

His first assignment was at Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, Cal., in 2005, where his job was to make sure pilots and higher-ups had the best intelligence available to make decisions that wouldn't endanger soldiers' lives, or put the U.S. government in an awkward position. Read more...

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