Stephen Snyder-Hill joined the military in 1988 and fought in the first Gulf War before his honorable discharge in 1996. After reenlisting in 2001, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn in 2010.
"Snyder-Hill offers a moving and insightful epitaph to a
destructive policy."--Publishers Weekly--Publishers Weekly
"[Soldier of Change] is an important story to read if you need to know where LGBT rights have been and whose brought them forward. It's also one to enjoy if you want an informal, easy-to-like memoir. Even in this post-DADT time, Soldier of Change is a book to call for."--Terri Schlichenmeyer, Washington Blade-- (12/24/2014)
"Stephen Snyder-Hill has written a compelling account of his experience as a closeted gay soldier in the era of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' It is at once a heart-wrenchingly intimate look at the corrosive consequences of being forced to live a double life, a love story, and a profile in hard-won courage. The book chronicles his journey from fear and secrecy to an unforgettable moment on the national stage--and beyond."--Christopher Goffard, author and staff writer for the Los Angeles Times -- (04/23/2014)