After Carter Andress had a stint in the military, he was ready for the private sector. He was used to hazardous conditions and that made him ideally suited for construction projects in Iraq. When Bechtel gave up on a project after losing 51 workers, Carter’s company got the job done. His company is still doing work in Iraq and while he had hoped to expand to non-war zones, that prospect is looking less likely now. He’s written a book about his experiences Contractor Combatants: Tales of an Imbedded Capitalist.
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