Dr. Rees received his medical degree and master’s degree in public health from Tulane University and is a board certified family physician. He retired from from the US Army Reserve as a Colonel after 37 years of service. A graduate of the US Army War College, Dr. Rees is a veteran of five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spent eight years in hospital commands. He has also researched and written about the promotion of soldier resilience and resolution of PTSD, most recently as lead author of two published studies about the effects of Transcendental Meditation practice in resolving post traumatic stress in Congolese refugees. His most recent book, Detained was published in 2015. Currently he serves as Director of Operation Warrior Wellness of the David Lynch Foundation, and as National Director of TM4Vets, enhancing the availability of the Transcendental Meditation program for veterans and service personnel.