The Washington Post
Alex Horton is a general assignment reporter at The Washington Post. Previously, he was a national reporter at Stars and Stripes and a lecturer at Georgetown University. From 2010-2013, Horton worked in the office of digital engagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was the senior writer and deputy editor of the agency’s blog. Horton has published at The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Washingtonian Magazine, The Daily Beast, Wilson Quarterly, Defense One, and several textbooks published by W.W. Norton, among other publications. Prior to his writing career, Horton served in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman from 2004-2007 and participated in combat operations in Iraq in the last year of his service. Horton was later awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Valor.