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Maurice Skillern was born in Houston, Texas. He spent most of his early life playing basketball and learning of the world through the sometimes harsh experiences of living in his neighborhood (Houston "Acres Homes", Texas). After graduating high school neither he nor his family had the means to send him to college so he then made a focused decision to better himself no matter what sacrifice needed to be made. He soon went active duty into the United States Army where he has spent most of his adult life, serving on both active duty and in the reserve components. He has, in the years since joining the military been activated and served willingly in three conflicts (Desert Shield/Storm, Joint Endeavor (Germany), Iraq Freedom (Baghdad, Iraq)). He has also served on both sides of the Army houses, initially as an enlisted soldier (where he reached the rank of Sergeant First Class (E7) and he retired (April 2008) as an Officer (Captain). He earned his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Nebraska where he also earned his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies (with a focus on Family practice). He works now as a Physician Assistant openly aiding all within his scope of practice.
Always a visionary, a dreamer, he set out and began writing his first book of poetic-philosophy in 1990, with a piece from it being published in the anthology The Space Between 1994. He continued in his writing quest and explored many different thoughts, ideas and forms of technology. To include the concepts and realization of his first book "Messages; Reflections of Being"; which was published after great trials and tribulations.
Maurice Skillern, is also the CEO of Baseline International, LLC and Baseline International Publishing, LLC; he established these company with the focused intent to discover and make available the works of talented individuals. His first book "Messages" was published by Baseline International Publishing and it has proven to be a very successful. In the end, Maurice will focus on continuing to be a positive force in this society and establishing himself and the Baseline International Companies as integral parts of the entertainment community.
Maurice preparing to leave for Iraq
Maurice Skillern Being Promoted to 1st
Camp Victory Iraq..
Camp Udairi Kuwait