Robert Hodierne began his 40-year journalism career as a freelance photographer covering the Vietnam War. Since then Mr. Hodierne has worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers, wire services, magazines, television, radio and the Internet. In 1981 he was part of a team that won most American journalism awards including the Pulitzer Prize. While working at KRON-TV in San Francisco, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently he was senior managing editor of Army Times Publishing Co., the world's largest private publisher of defense- and military-related periodicals. Mr. Hodierne ran the publications' coverage of the first stage of the war with Iraq from Doha, Qatar, where he supervised 13 journalists embedded with the American forces. In early 2004 he spent six weeks embedded with American forces in Iraq and the following year he spent another month there. Mr. Hodierne appeared regularly on television as an expert on military issues. He has done a series of essays on American life for BBC radio as well as presenting three documentaries for the BBC. For nearly three years, Mr. Hodierne left journalism and sailed a 32-foot boat through the South Pacific.