B. A. Friedman grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and entered the Marine Corps after graduating high school in 2000. He attended The Ohio State University and gained a B.A. in History as well as the Naval War College where he gained a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies. He transitioned to the Marine Corps Reserve in 2016 as a Captain.
"A brilliant and highly relevant work, On Tactics is a masterful brush-clearing exercise that strips away the tangled and overgrown thicket of assumptions and beliefs that have taken over the theory of tactics to reveal an elegant and easy-to-grasp cognitive framework to guide thinking about how to achieve victory in battle. In a period of conceptual confusion about the changing character of war, this book should be essential reading for battlefield leaders, particularly junior officers and noncommissioned officers, as well as those responsible for devising strategy." Peter Haynes, author of Toward a New Maritime Strategy: American Naval Thinking in the Post-Cold War Era