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Danny’s Book Used in Communications Courses at Pentagon, Quantico

Danny's book, "Wait, How Do I Write This Email?," alongside the two other textbooks for the "Naval Correspondence" course talk to military members and contractors as several US military installations.
My book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, appears alongside two other textbooks used in communications courses taught to military members and contractors at several US military installations.

My how-to communications guide, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, is now part of three courses taught to active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel as well as members of the Department of Defense and civilian contractors.

Many thanks to a team of educators from Tidewater Community College (Center for Military and Veterans Education) which uses my book in writing courses it conducts at several military bases in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The courses:

  • “Executive Writing” — open to senior members of the Marine Corps because they correspond with executive level members of the military
  • “Naval Correspondence”  — open to a wide audience within the Navy and Marine Corps
  • “Technical Writing and Grammar Improvement” — open to Navy and Marine Corps personnel who do technical writing for military commands and activities

The classes are taught at several military installations along the Mid-Atlantic:

  • Camp LeJeune (Jacksonville, NC)
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base (Albany, GA)
  • Tidewater Community College Center for Military and Veterans Education (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Marine Corps Base Quantico (Quantico, VA)
  • The Pentagon (Washington, DC)

Wait, How Do I Write This Email? is a well-written text that’s easy to understand,” said Dr. Calvin R. Scheidt, Jr., associate vice president for military programs at Tidewater Community College. “As well, the book supplements the email guidance we provide in Naval and Marine Corps correspondence manuals.”

I hoped Wait, How Do I Write This Email? would be a versatile tool for at every level of education. Already, it’s become a resource for high school and college instructors. And now, I can add the US military to the list of “early adopters.”

Mission accomplished!


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