While deployed in America’s Longest War, U.S. Army Veteran, Dennis Woods kept a series of nine battle journals that he originally wrote for his daughter with the intention of being able to share with her the details of his actions and those of his comrades-in-arms. Living within a small military community, she heard second-hand embellished stories of war exploits, so the journals became the method Dennis used to explain to her his true thoughts and experiences on the battlefield.
Dennis has taken these nine battle journals and compiled them into a book titled Black Flag Journals covering his time from the fall of the Twin Towers through his last combat tour. This gripping, first-person narrative provides a window into his harrowing experience as a protector of peace and preserver of justice as a member of our Armed Forces.
Dennis Woods is a U.S. Army Veteran with 20 + years’ experience in leadership across the globe from Grenada to the Middle East. During the course of his service, he specialized in personnel management and innovation of education, training, and warfare.
“Black Flag Journals contains not just stories from the first war of the new century, but a day-by-day record of events that other veterans may use to relate their own experiences.”
His innovations include, but are not limited to the use of training munitions in combat to reduce civilian death and collateral damage, the first use of thermal optics on artillery weapons to increase U.S. Soldier safety, and the creation of a portable vehicle weapon mount for multiple weapons.
Now a retired Command Sergeant Major, Mr. Woods uses his expertise and insight learned throughout his tour of duty in supply chain management, inventory control, production planning, warehouse management, and transportation as the Research and Development Manager at Threat Tec. He strives to create more effective solutions for live and simulated-fire weapons for the Military and commercial use as the manager of International Replica Arms Company (IRAC), a leader in building and supplying replica and simulated-fire weapons to the U.S. Military, museums, private collectors, and the film industry.
All who enjoy real life stories, and followers of history will connect with this first-person account of America’s Longest War.
Dennis will be attending a book signing
at Virginia Beach Town Center on Friday, May 26th from 4-9pm
& Saturday, May 27th 10-3pm.
“I found Black Flag Journals fascinating, captivating and intriguing. As a civilian physical therapist working with wounded warriors and wives of wounded warriors I’m curious about what actually goes on in our country’s longest war. Anyone who has a loved one who served or is interested in the war our nation has participated in will find this book an interesting read. Thank you for sharing, to help our nation heal and make educated decisions going forward.” – Barbara McNally, Huffington Post contributor
“This is the best account of the war in Afghanistan that I have read. With the use of his and other soldiers journals, you feel as if you are getting the real truth about the war.” – Ronnie Toole, 2017
“This book is an excellent collection of real events, thoughts, and observations from some of the authors deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. It illustrates how the War changed from shortly after 9/11 to the present day and how the author affected change both in himself and the organizations he was a part of. AATW” – Paul David Vincent, 2016
Dennis Woods is a U.S. Army Veteran with over 20 years’ experience in leadership across the globe, from Grenada to the Middle East. During the course of his service, he specialized in personnel management and innovation of education, training, and warfare. As the Research and Development Manager at Threat Tec, he strives to create more effective solutions for live and simulated-fire weapons for the Military and commercial use as the manager of ThreatWerx™ (Formerly IRAC), a leader in building and supplying replica and simulated-fire weapons to the U.S. Military, museums, private collectors, and the film industry.