Alicia Patterson


I am elated to report that I was selected as a 2014 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow to write     about my favorite topic: the military. The foundation is one of the most prestigious in the journalism industry and selects a handful of fellows every year who will produce independent in-depth reporting on international and domestic affairs.

The application process is a rigorous one. It includes a lengthy application that wouldn’t be out of place for a graduate school, and a three-person judging panel that grills finalists on their applications and credentials. I made it through and am now a recipient of the foundation’s backing and a generous grant to write about the future of American warfare after the Iraq war and the departure of troops from Afghanistan. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

By |2017-09-12T14:28:54+00:00January 5th, 2014|

About the Author:

I’m Kristina, a freelance military reporter who writes regularly for the New York Times about business and the military. My stories have also appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Newsweek, Wired, Businessweek, Foreign Policy, Pacific Standard, AP, FoxNews.com and the New York Post. I’m also a U.S. Army veteran.