Kelly S. Kennedy, Managing Editor, The War Horse

Kelly Kennedy

Managing Editor

Kelly Kennedy is the managing editor for The War Horse. Kelly is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist who served in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1993, including tours in the Middle East during Desert Storm, and in Mogadishu, Somalia. She has worked as a health policy reporter for USA TODAY, spent five years covering military health at Military Times, and is the author of “They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq,” and the co-author of “Fight Like a Girl: The Truth About How Female Marines are Trained,” with Kate Germano. Kelly is the co-author of “Queen of Cuba: An Insider’s Account of How The Perfect Spy Evaded Detection for 17 Years” with FBI agent Pete Lapp, and “The Unit: My Life Inside America’s Most Secret Military Unit” with retired Sgt. Maj. Adam Gamal. As a journalist, she was embedded in both Iraq and Afghanistan. She is the only U.S. female journalist to both serve in combat and cover it as a civilian journalist, and she is the first female president of Military Reporters and Editors. Kelly can be reached at kelly.kennedy@thewarhorse.org.

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