The following military history has been included, not in for its relative importance or as a celebration of these experiences, but for its relevance to the public work of tyler boudreau. This has involved discussions of war, occupation, military culture, and veterans issues (i.e. post-traumatic and combat stress, moral injury, social/political identity, etc.). In the years since his discharge, many social issues have become important focal points for tyler boudreau and his work; however, this military experience remains, for him, a vital entry point into those discussions and the foundation for all of his subsequent work.
tyler boudreau served twelve years of active serive in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry. Enlisted (1989-1993), NROTC-Holy Cross (1993-1997), Officer (1997-2005)
In 2004, tyler boudreau deployed to Iraq with 2d Battalion, 2d Marines as the Battalion Assistant Operations Officer. The battalion's primary Area of Operation was located in the Northern Babil province on the southern edge of Baghdad. The unit also conducted operations in al Anbar and Fallujah. Upon completion of this tour, tyler boudreau assumed command of Company F, 2/2 at Camp Lejeune, NC. In May 2005, he relinquished command of Company F and resigned his commission.
Awaiting final separation, tyler boudreau served as 2d Marine Regiment rear element OIC and Casualty Assistance Calls Officer until December 2005.
Post Military Life:
2010-2017 tyler boudreau studied in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. His areas of interest are Critical Discourse Analysis, Performance Studies, and Autoethnography, all of which are concerned with social justice. He teaches courses on writing, communication, combat stress, moral injury, and collective trauma. boudreau is now a professor teaching MSW candidates at the Smith College School of Social Work (2018-Present).