Chasing the Daylight

One Woman’s Journey to Becoming a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer

by Joanna Rakowski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/06/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 412
ISBN : 9781669869405
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 412
ISBN : 9781669869412
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 412
ISBN : 9781669869399

About the Book

What is it like to be part of the world’s most powerful armed forces at the dawn of the 21st century? Does a military tale have to be about the men going to war? You’ll find out here. Joanna is a fragile, romantic, former ballerina. After a painful rift with her beloved friend and mentor, she joins the U.S. Army. Her dream is to become an Intelligence Officer. She faces a formidable task, but she embarks on a four-year journey to accomplish her goal. The story whirls us into the center of the rigorous army training and transports us into the reality that only less than one percent of the U.S. population would ever experience.

About the Author

JOANNA RAKOWSKI was born and raised in Poland, and she immigrated to the US in 1995. She has degrees from the University of Warsaw (Poland), the National Music Academy in Warsaw (Poland), DeVry University (Chicago, IL), and Benedictine University (Lisle, IL). While in the Army, she was an interrogator, linguist, and all-source intelligence analyst. In her civilian career, she worked as a college instructor, marketing specialist, project manager, and program analyst in the private sector and the federal government. She believes in constant self-improvement and personal growth through experiencing life to the fullest. She loves classical music, working with power tools, and ballroom dancing. She is retired and lives in the Chicago area. Chasing the Daylight is Joanna’s literary debut, based on her four-year service in the US Army.