J.D. Ludwig was born in in the mid 50’s in Jacksonville, Florida where his father was stationed in the Navy. After leaving the service, the family moved back to the Southern Tier of New York near the Pennsylvania border.
J.D. enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1976 and after Basic Combat Medic training in San Antonio, Texas he was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he met his wife Sally who was a nursing Student at Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing. After leaving active duty at the end of 1979, J.D. enlisted for a year in the Maryland Army National Guard where he served as the NCOIC of the Battalion Aid Station and Assistant Battalion Surgeon for the 1st of the 115th Infantry.
In the early 80’s he followed his wife who was then a Captain to assignments in Hawaii and Texas before settling back in the Washington, D.C. area. In the mid 90’s after Sally’s retirement from the Army they moved to Southern Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay where they raised their six children.
J.D. worked for over 30 years in the real estate industry where he won numerous awards and was elected to leadership positions with the international company that he’s worked with for nearly 20 years. He served for four years as a Trustee for a graduate school in D.C. that teaches statecraft, diplomacy, and national security. He enjoys fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and hunting with his sons.
Overreach-Blood of Patriots is his first book; he welcomes your comments and questions and can be reached at Jeff@jdludwig.com.