Lt. Colonel Brazee is unique amongst military sci fi authors - he has no need to imagine what daily life is like for his characters since he lived it himself during his own Marine Corps career. As a result, the relationships depicted and uncomfortable interactions between enlisted, senior NCOs and officers are spot on. The unique nature of friendships forged in the crucible of battle are the deepest and strongest a person can develop - often more so than familial or marital and it is those character interactions which are so often poorly described in the traditional "Pew! Pew! Pew" style which appeals to the unwashed masses of bone spur cadets. If you are a veteran, I stone guarantee you that you will recognise yourself, your friends, and your unit in all of Colonel Brazee's books - and that you have many hours of enjoyable reading experience ahead of you.