Gary Bateman hails from Wichita, Kansas in the United States and already has two major careers to his credit as a former U.S. Army intelligence officer and as a U.S. Department of Defense civilian. Mr. Bateman has multiple academic degrees with advanced graduate studies, and originally studied history, political science and literature during his university training. He’s also multilingual with proficiency in German, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish in addition to his facility as a native English speaker. His entire life interest now is focused on professional writing, linguistics, and literature with his main specialties in poetry and short stories. Mr. Bateman has spent a number of years living in Europe and currently resides with his family in Germany.