OMK Authors

Rob V.

Rob V. is the founder of OperationMilitaryKids.org. While he never actually served in the US Military, he has a passion for writing about military related topics. Born and raised in Woodbridge, NJ, he graduated from the New Jersey Institute Of Technology with an MBA in eCommerce. His hobbies include beach volleyball, target shooting, and lifting. Rob is also a commercially rated pilot with over 1,500 hours of flight time.

Jacqueline P.

Jacqueline Parks is retired from the United States Navy. Born in San Francisco, CA and raised in Las Vegas, NV, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Major in biological health sciences. Jacqueline served 5 years as a hospital corpsman in the US Navy, with tours in San Diego, California and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. She currently resides in Syracuse, NY, and is studying to become a physicians assistant.

Elie P.

Elie Piha served as a paratrooper in the US Army from 2008 to 2012. He used the GI Bill to graduate from UC Berkeley where he majored in English.

He currently works as a writing tutor, a freelance writer, and a bartender, is completing a novel based on his time in Afghanistan, and is pursuing graduate school.


Keanu C.

Keanu is currently an active duty airman in the United States Air Force. Born and raised in Columbia, Maryland, he’s currently a Computer Networks and Cyber-security student at the University of Maryland. Keanu enlisted in the US Air Force in September 2013, and attended the Community College Of The Air Force, graduating with an Associates Degree in Transportation. He currently resides in Tuscon, Arizona, and has plans to attain a Doctorate in Professional Studies In Cybersecurity.