Brent Carter (’91, DB) coauthored the nonfiction book Intrepid Professionals: How Principles from the Military Mindset Build Extraordinary Leaders, Teams and Businesses in June 2017, with retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chris Schafer. “This book fills the gap experienced by many civilian companies who are eager to hire veterans but have little understanding on how to best leverage their experience and capabilities after they are hired,” Carter says. The book includes real stories and related research that “balance the problems and pragmatic solutions of our time against the contemplative answers of great philosophers, scientists, thinkers, explorers, historians and notable military warriors.” Included at the end of each chapter are what Carter calls “Actionable Intelligence,” thought-provoking comments and questions that aid the reader in thinking critically about the topic at hand. Carter is CEO of Corporate Affairs at SolidRed Concepts.
Tyson Roser (’11, WW) authored Spiritual Banana Republics and the Return to Spirit-Filled Ministry. Published by Christian Faith Publishing in January 2017, his book reflects on global missions and the truth and consequence of human involvement in ministry, with the goal of illuminating the “biblical way of ministry, where God is in control with his people and his church functioning properly.” Roser attended Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus before completing a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics through the Worldwide Campus. He is a veteran naval aviator and now serves as the pastor overseeing international ministries and the Spanish community of The Bridge Church in Carson City, Nev.
Sarah J. Nilsson, Esq. (’03, ’06, WW) authored Drones Across America, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulation and State Laws. It was published in 2017 by the American Bar Association. The book provides a framework for federal and state drone laws and explores policies and best practices for the operation of UAS. Nilsson is a lawyer and an assistant professor of aviation at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus.
Charles Erlinger Jr. (’94, WW) authored The American Savior under his pen name, Everett Heath. The novel was published in 2015. Erlinger is a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force and is also a retired Delta Air Lines pilot. Erlinger says his fiction writing evolved from being a lifelong songwriter.
G. Gary Westfal (’90, ’94, WW) authored Fear is a Thief: Five Powerful Truths to Help Overcome Your Biggest Fears. The book was published in 2015. “Fear is a Thief exposes fear and gives the reader a fresh new approach to managing fear using five fundamental truths,” Westfal says. A writer, speaker and coach, Westfal is president of G-Life Enterprises Corporation. He is also a former member of Embry-Riddle’s adjunct faculty.