Josh Shurley is a post-Cold War army veteran who served as an infantryman throughout the 1990s and left military service in 2001. After leaving the military, Josh earned degrees in anthropology and political science from Cal State University, Fresno and later earned a PhD from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. His doctoral field research examined the role of AFRICOM and the effects of US special operations activities on civilian populations in Central Africa during the lesser-known interventions associated with the so-called Global War on Terror (which was a major impetus for his joining veterans For Peace in 2016). Josh is currently an adjunct political science professor at Fresno City College, a proud member of the SCFT union #1533, as well as a board member and organizer with a handful of peace and social justice organizations at the local and national level. He also hosts a progressive radio program in the Central Valley for the local KPFA affiliate. Today he is serving his second term on the VFP national board of directors and is the lead organizer of VFP Chapter 180 in Fresno, California.