Daniella Young

Daniella Young is a former U.S. Army captain and one of the first women to conduct deliberate ground combat operations with the Army’s female engagement teams. She is currently at work on a memoir about her experience being raised in a religious cult, being excommunicated, and serving in war. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit her blog at

Stories By Daniella Young

I Escaped the Cult. But I Couldn’t Escape the Cult Mentality.

After leaving the Children of God, I was so proud to join the Army. But then I had to ask myself: Was I trading one culture of blind obedience for another?