Professor John “Cal” Baldari, CW3(r) is a retired US Army engineer officer and military instructor turned professor of ethics. His current research focuses on military ethics and an alternative philosophy of war. In addition to his scholarly work, Cal is also an avid gamer and has written work on a number of topics in gaming and speculative fiction. He has written dozens of short stories on military fantasy and adventure-seeking, including draft editing and consultation for Stigmata Studios. He has run games or given talks at several cons, including DragonCon and GenCon, with a focus on Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Palladium Megaverse, Shadowrun, and World of Darkness. He currently runs a regular Starfinder game in Newport News when he can scratch together the time.