According to the bio on his website: "Josh decided to follow his brother into the military and joined the army after graduating with an English degree from the University of Memphis. He spent five years in the 82nd Airborne Division, becoming a team leader in the 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment in Iraq from 2005-2006 where he conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
From 2007-2008, Hood served as a squad leader with the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Afghanistan where he put more Foot-to-Taliban-Ass and was decorated for valor in Operation Furious Pursuit.
On his return to civilian life, he was a sniper team leader on a full-time SWAT team in Memphis, TN, where he was awarded the lifesaving medal for saving the life of a civilian with quick, creative, and resourceful instincts.
He quit SWAT and the Police Department the very day his son was born, knowing he couldn’t bring that “trash” home to his family. Hood now lives in Collierville, TN where he is a full-time author. He is married to Amy, (who's clearly out of his league!) and is frequently outsmarted by his toddler, Jake."