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My goal is to be on the cutting edge of what's happening.

I am a versatile analyst with experience in industry and government at international, state, and local levels. Experienced in research, analysis, process development, course development, and media.

Throughout my career, I have enhanced organizations by providing actionable intelligence to decision makers. Actionable intelligence can be from external or internal sources. It can be providing threat information, market leads, internal process consulting, or financial analysis.

Experience in Business Development, Military Intelligence, Program/Process Development, Emergency Management, and Media Communications. Extensive Middle East expertise as well as knowledge and background in Irregular Warfare.

Government clearance granted June 2016.

Experience with Special Operations Forces and conventional US military forces.

Published writer.

Occasional stand-up comic.

Contact:

I am reachable via email:

mglortz(at)gmail.com.

LinkedIn:

Michael G. Lortz

Twitter:

@JordiScrubbings

My month at Fangraphs.com

During the month of June, I had the honor of participating in the Fangraphs.com residency program. This is a “guest writer” program held by one of the most widely-read baseball analysis sites. Their goal is to showcase writers they think are doing great work for smaller audiences and expose them on a grander scale. I […]

I made a good tweet

I’ve been on twitter for about eight years. I have a little over 1,000 followers. I’m not a big time social media star. I tweet about the wide array of things that appeal to me or catch my eye. A few people respond to me regularly, and I reply back to them. Only three times […]

What I’m Reading – April 2017: Veterans Entrepreneurs, Organizational Study, Media, Baseball, Kung Fu, and Star Wars

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. How Veterans Turned Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Pentagon’s Weapons Program – Fast Company, 4/3/2017 This was my favorite read of the month. Having been in the defense contracting world for several years, I understood the inflexibility of contracting – where the military defines their problem […]

Work or write: The Creative’s Conundrum

A few weeks ago, there was a huge tiff in the online creative writing community. According to reports, well-known author Diana Gabaldon advised aspiring writers not to major in English. In response to a tweet asking her advice on the career path of an author, the author of the Outlander series wrote: English major = “Want […]

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