Brian Mockenhaupt


Contributing Editor,  Outside magazine, Esquire

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Brian Mockenhaupt is a contributing editor at Outside and the non-fiction editor at the Journal of Military Experience. He writes regularly for The Atlantic and his work has appeared in Esquire, Pacific Standard, Backpacker, Reader's Digest and other publications. He served two tours in Iraq as an infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division. Since leaving the U.S. Army in 2005, Mockenhaupt has written extensively on military and veteran affairs, reporting from Afghanistan and Iraq, hometowns and hospitals. He is the recipient of the 2013 Michael Kelly Award and has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist for feature writing. Prior to joining the Army, he worked as a newspaper reporter in the United States and in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, at The Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper.