BALTIMORE, MD – December 24, 2021 – In Behind the Rank, Volume 5, bestselling author Montoya Baylis is back with fourteen coauthors to share deeply personal stories from women currently serving in the military, women Veterans who have transitioned from the military, a military spouse, a mother of two Veterans, and a family member serving as caregiver to her Veteran father. This array of women, some of them first-time Camouflaged Sisters coauthors, are courageous Veterans who love their military branch and the women they have become because of their service.
“This series became a release for these women; it allowed them to freely express themselves. And the only reason they were able to do that is because we created a safe space for them to share – a space where they felt heard, respected, and protected,” says Visionary Holley.
The subjects covered in Behind the Rank, Volume 5 are vulnerable and beautiful tales of reality intended to create a stunning array of what it means to serve in the military, to create a life for oneself after military service has ended, to support a Service Member, to release your children to serve in the military, and to care for a parent who has dedicated their life to the military. The pages of this narrative hold stories of love—for service, self, and others—survival, and choices.
Behind the Rank, Volume 5 allows readers to know what it means to serve, survive, overcome, and thrive. “Know that these stories are special because they are our true-life stories. It has taken an incredible amount of courage for these women to be this transparent, honest, open, and vulnerable.”
Montoya Baylis, SFC, is an AGR (Army Active Guard and Reserve) Soldier with twenty-one years of service in the Mississippi Army National Guard (MSARNG). She is a mother of three and a wife who lives in Meridian, Mississippi. Montoya is a lifetime member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and current member of the American Legion. In 2020, she received her master of business administration from American Military University, Charles Town, Virginia, majoring in accounting.
Published by Publish Your Gift®, Behind the Rank, Volume 5 is now available for purchase.