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J. Ford Huffman | Artist Council

J. Ford Huffman’s byline appears in Military Times publications, where he has reviewed more than 300 books.

He has advised on everything from apps to apostrophes in more than 80 newsrooms – from Dubai to Delhi to Detroit – including Defense News and the Army, Navy, and Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times, which first published in 1999.

In 2012 Marine Corps University Press published The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the anthology he co-edited. The American Library Association calls the book “notable.”

J. Ford has participated in panels at the Corps’ Expeditionary Warfare School and War College in Quantico, Va., and at Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md.

He is on the national board of Student Veterans of America and chaired its CEO search committee. He is on the advisory board of Veterans in Global Leadership, has volunteered with Veterans Campaign and has mentored for Words After War.

Until December 2007, J.Ford was a deputy managing editor at USA TODAY, where he recommended the design of Page One including the Sept. 12, 2001, issue that sold 3.6 million copies.

He's a former two-term head of the 350-member D.C. Front Runners and has finished 47 marathon races, including 13 USMC marathons. USMC selected his design as the brand image for the 2004 marathon.

He has designed sets for new plays at Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theater and apprenticed at Shaw (Theater) Festival in Ontario. His fine art is exhibited in D.C. galleries, and images of the art are at www.pbase.com/jfordhufffman/stages.

Huffman is one of nine "expert" contributors in George-Palilonis' A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting (2006). He contributed to Bowles and Borden’s Creative Editing for Print Media (1996) and edited a chapter in the 2011 edition.

Huffman is a graduate of Paden City (W. Va.) High School, West Virginia University, and lives in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of D.C.