I am something of a vagabond. A security consultant by trade, a writer by desire, a history buff by birth and a keeper of useless knowledge by design. The biggest thing about me is that I keep my head down, take notes and try not to get caught in the crossfire.
Christopher Eger is a first generation American of Russian-German descent and has been a student of military history and hoplologist for more that 20 years. He is a member of the US Press Association, Company of Military Historians, the US Naval Institute, US Navy League, the International Naval Research Organization, The Fiction Writers Platform and a Mississippi State Guardsman. He is a security consultant to the federal government and author of more than 400 published articles, essays and papers. He is a firearms and impact weapons trainer as well a less than lethal weapons instructor. He formerly worked as a corporate trainer for a fortune 100 company, the department head of a county law enforcement office, and for one of the top ten defense contractors in the country. He is the Military History Topic Editor for Suite 101.com, a writer for Firearms Talk.com, a staff writer and naval consultant to Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, he also contributes to CNN’s iReports Program, History Times.com, contributes to eHow’s knowledge base on military and security subjects, and is the Military History Editor for The Dark Paladin Underground Bookseller. Christopher has been published in the historical journal England Expects, the newsletters Combat Forums and Strike First-Strike Fast and has appeared on Pacific Radio News on the subject of military history. He worked with a German documentary film crew covering U-Boats sunk in American water and a number of his works have also been republished on Helium.com.
He is currently working on a comprehensive English language book on the Russian Civil War as well as taking a stab at fiction while working towards his MA.
A full list of works appears at http://www.thedarkpaladin.com/eger
Chris believes that journalist and military historian Sir Max Hastings said it best when he stated ” A generation ago, people who wrote so-called military history were …chiefly in the business of describing which division went this way and that division went that way—the minutiae of campaigns-Today by contrast, people like me…are above all in the business of describing human experience. Which seems to us overwhelmingly the most important contribution we have to make about this instance of events.”