Ashley is an original co-founder of -30- Press, and began as the Chief Operations Officer before migrating to the position of Chief Creative Officer.
He was the co-writer of the viral Ghosts in the Machine Special Operations marketing video, has been published in a Simon & Schuster anthology, and is a current co-host of the Pineland Underground—the official podcast of the U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center & School.
Ashley's fiction focuses on the horror genre, with multiple projects including his work, to include a Simon & Schuster anthology: The CreepyPasta Collection Volume Two. As well as:
Fiction Podcasts and YouTube:
Non-Fiction Books and Publications:
Ashley has written and contributed to several professional military publications.
- One of Ashley's letters was featured in the non-fiction book, A Number of Letters, where Ashley wrote a letter to his children in the event that he would not return from one of his many deployments
- Ashley co-wrote an article for the West Point Music Research Center on the nature of the national anthem, which is mandatory reading in a course on Music & Influence at West Point
- His co-authored article for Small Wars Journal, Falling Short in Measures of Effectiveness, is mandatory reading for courses at the Naval Postgraduate School
- In Achieving Information Dominance: What We Can Learn from “SOF Effects Cells”, published by Modern Warfare Institute, Ashley and his co-authors cited lessons learned for the greater DoD to understand in the era of Strategic Competition
- Ashley was a founding board member of the PSYOP Regiment's innovation efforts, which was catalogued in the article published on Mad Scientist Laboratory: Keeping the Razor’s Edge: 4th PSYOP Group’s Innovation and Evolution Council
- Ashley's graduate thesis from the Command & General Staff College is a cornerstone piece of research for the Special Operations and Psychological Operations (PSYOP) community—titled Artists of War: A History of United States Propaganda, Psychological Warfare, Psychological Operations and a Proposal for its Ever-Changing Future, aspects of the research were mandatory reading assignments in the PSYOP Orientation Course
Ashley also writes for the Duffel Blog under the pen name As For Class. He has written over 100 articles, some of his favorites include: