Mike Guardia is an internationally-recognized author and military historian. A veteran of the United States Army, he served six years on active duty (2008-2014) as an Armor Officer. He is the author of the widely-acclaimed Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always, the first-ever biography chronicling the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson.
He has twice been nominated for the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Book Award and was named “Author of the Year” in 2021 by the Military Writers Society of America.
As a speaker, he hosts the lecture series “Hal Moore: Lessons in Leadership,” which is available for presentation at schools, businesses, and civic organizations worldwide.
Mike Guardia has given presentations at the US Special Operations Command, the International Spy Museum, and the George Bush (41) Presidential Library. His work has been reviewed in the Washington Times; Military Review; Vietnam Magazine; The Cannata Report; DefenceWeb South Africa; and Soldier Magazine UK.
His media appearances include: Good Morning Texas; Inside Track; The Rod Arquette Show; Barracks Talk; Frontlines of Freedom; and Military Network Radio.
He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston. He currently lives in Minnesota.