Born in Queens, New York to James and Linda Colbert in 1968. Most of his childhood was spent growing up in Queens and the Bronx until 1982. In the summer of 1982, his parents opted to move to the suburbs of Long Island, New York. After graduating high school, Maurice enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served 24 years, achieving the rank of Sergeant Major. His numerous duty assignments including tours in Bosnia, Panama, Iraq, and Kuwait.
While in military service, Maurice attended Excelsior College in Albany, New York where he developed his passion for writing. While attending Excelsior, Maurice wrote numerous short stories and articles that centered on his military career, but it was during his attendance at the United States Sergeants Major Academy, that he would publish the first of two articles. The first article, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Affects on Unit Cohesion Morale, and Military Effectiveness, earned him academic honors while attending the military academy. His second article, Transgendered Persons in the Military, touched on a not so well know the issue facing military leaders today.
Maurice Colbert retired from military service and currently lives in Long Island, New York with his wife, Sandra. Since leaving military service, Maurice has written two short books in the leadership and self-help genres. Given his military background, Maurice has dedicated his energy to covering topics aimed at helping leaders and managers and motivating those who face troubling issues. It is his hope that through his writing, he can make the world a better place.