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CHOOSE VIRTUE ALWAYS
Time-tested principles for succeeding in life through the understanding and development of character, virtues represent the moral excellence of a person. From discipline to prudence, fortitude to faith, the warrior virtues presented in these pages are guaranteed to transform your life to one of meaning and purpose.
The Warrior’s Book of Virtues uses the battle-tested principles of the United States Marine Corps to help everyone live their best life in easy and practical ways.
Don’t settle for less, and don’t make excuses for yourself. Become inspired to achieve your full potential and complete every objective you set. Adapt and overcome.
About the Author
Nick Benas, USMC, is a former United States Marine Sergeant and Iraqi Combat Veteran. He's the author of Mental Health Emergencies and Tactical Mobility. He travels around the United States training individuals on how to recognize a developing mental illness and how to prevent someone from slipping into a crisis. Nick attended Southern Connecticut State University for his undergraduate degree in Sociology, and for his M.S. in Public Policy. He has been featured by more than 50 major media outlets for his business success and entrepreneurship, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Men's Health, ABC, FOX, ESPN, and CNBC.
Matthew Bloom enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he spent eight years and did two combat tours to Iraq. During this time he worked at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility as a counselor and assistant therapist for incarcerated offenders. Matt then worked as law enforcement at the Department of Veterans Affairs. After getting his Masters in Social Work, he then worked five years as a licensed social worker. Matt is currently a police officer in Pittsburgh, PA. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, he attended Penn State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
Richard "Buzz" Bryan is currently the Outreach Coordinator for the West Palm Beach VA medical center. He previously served as the OEF/OIF Transition Patient Advocate (TPA) for the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN4) based in Pittsburgh, PA for ten years, working specifically with Iraq & Afghanistan veterans. Buzz was a member of the Navy/Marine Corps team and retired from the United States Navy in July 2007 after 22 years of honorable service as a Fleet Marine Force Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman.
“…a great reflection of wisdom through the eyes of selfless servants.”
—Alejandro Villanueva, Offensive Tackle for Pittsburgh Steelers, U.S. Army Ranger and West Point alumnus
“...exceptional fortitude, objectivity and personal insight.”
—John Watters, DO, Staff Physician, VA Pittsburgh
“You’ll not find more qualified people to give advice on how to lead a life that matters.”
—Dr. David Macpherson, Professor of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer, VISN4, Veterans Health Administration
“…provides the tools to build resilience and the faith in our own perspectives that can help to guide us along the way.”
—Christine Moghadam, CEO and Founder of Corc Yoga
“These guys know what it takes to be a warrior, both on the battlefields of war and the battlefields of daily life.”
—Jared Verrillo, serial entrepreneur
“Explore why virtue is vital by reading this book.”
—Kate Deeks, writing coach and founder of OMNES
—Adam Greenberg, motivational speaker
“Offering a unique and effective approach, The Warrior's Book of Virtues is unreservedly recommended.”
—Midwest Book Review