Max Knight was born in Panama and grew up in the Canal Zone and in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. A Distinguished Military Graduate, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served honorably for twenty-four years as an Air Defense Artillery Officer, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In addition to assignments within his basic branch, Max also specialized as a Foreign Area Officer with over sixteen years experience in both the European Theatre of Operations (Germany and Greece), and within U.S. Southcom (Panama, Honduras, and El Salvador). He received the Defense Superior Service Medal for his service in El Salvador during that country’s civil war. Max retired in 1997. After retiring from active duty, Max worked as the Director of Internal Operations for RCI Technologies in San Antonio, and also became the first volunteer docent at the Alamo for which he was recognized by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. However, following the tragic events of 9/11/2001, Max once again volunteered to serve his country by providing critical Counterintelligence support to the Department of Defense. He spent ten years as a DoD Contractor operating in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Central America. Max now resides with his wife, Janet “Gray,” in San Antonio where they have maintained a permanent home for the past twenty-two years. They have five children; Lisa, Max Lee (deceased), Brad, Brian, and Sean. Max also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Government from Campbell University. His first book, “Silver Taps,” a personal memoir of his relationship with his dad and his struggle to come to grips with his father’s death, was published by Outskirts Press, Inc. in March 2015.