The New Ministry of Truth is a platform for veterans dealing with anger and frustration as a result of their time in the service to share their stories. We believe in the healing power of writing, and we want to make sure all veterans have an opportunity for their voices to be heard.

Cloak and Dagger: Bank Hiring Initiatives for Veterans


The New Ministry of Truth serves as a platform for veterans to use writing as a means to address anger and frustration.  However, it’s important to recognize that not all of these negative emotions have their roots in military service itself.  In the following article, a veteran who asked to remain anonymous discusses his experiences – and frustration – working on Wall Street under the umbrella of a major bank’s veteran hiring initiative.

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The Personal Litmus Test of Military Force: A Letter to Washington's Decision Makers

Maurice “Chipp” Naylon is a former Marine Corps infantry officer, combat veteran, and the author of The New Ministry of Truth: Combat Advisors in Afghanistan and America’s Great Betrayal.  

A Meltdown in the Deli Section: Daily Life after Combat and the Catharsis of Writing

Maurice “Chipp” Naylon served nine years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer. He discusses both the challenges inherent to reacclimating to daily life at home upon returning from a combat deployment and how writing can help address those challenges. He is the author of The New Ministry of Truth: Combat Advisors in Afghanistan and America’s Great Betrayal.


The Frustration of Different Priorities

Here's one example of the kind of stories that can be therapeutic to write.  Frequently, seemingly small, insignificant things - when paired with broader feelings of frustration and hopelessness - can rip us apart with anger.  Writing about these situations can help address and cope with this rage.

Call Me Maybe

Here's one example of the kind of stories that can be therapeutic to write. Despite the tremendous amounts of anger and frustration many veterans feel, humor's a universal respite from this pain. It can help to look back on these moments of humor, to find the good in the bad.