What is a Brat?  Well, some of you may answer: "My little brothers and sisters who get in my stuff."  Others will say: "My bossy big brother/sister!"  You might even say that someone called YOU a brat.  Some of you will say: "I am a Brat and I am proud to be one!"

This page is about the group of kids (now grownups) who are proud to be BRATs.  These are the kids who can not give a simple answer to the question, "Where are you from?"  They moved a lot growing up because of their mother or father's job.  Unlike birds and whales, and other animals who migrate during certain times of the year, these kids might have moved right in the middle of a school year, leaving behind all their new friends, and catching up in a new school, in a new city, maybe in a new country.  These BRATs might be children of military parents, government workers or diplomats, business men and women, even Hollywood actors and directors.  Some BRATs grow up to follow in their parent's footsteps and do the same kind of work.  Others follow completely different career paths.  Learn what it was like for them growing up and who they grew up to be.

Joe Condrill went to school in Germany, France, Hawaii, Thailand and Iran.  He used his experience as a "global nomad" to create an organization called OVERSEAS BRATS.
Julio Ericastilla was born in Guatemala but lived in many different countries around the world because of his father's job with the United Nations.  As an adult, he moved to California where he joined the Air Force and continued to travel.  Today, he is retired on his ranch Vera Pax (True Peace) in Guatemala.
Chris Harris As a "military brat", Chris Harris grew up in many different places.  Today he enjoys traveling all over the world, moving to a new location every few years.
Michelle Mock tells about her first travel experience... moving to Spain at the age of 13.  She is President and co-founder of Imagiverse Education Consortium and Imagiverse.org.
Vicki Pitman Brady wrote "I'm a BRAT!", a poem about her experience growing up as a military brat.
Frank Poliat is a freelance artist who lived and travelled around the world with his parents who were also artists.  He grew up in the arts community and was inspired by the many great works of art he was fortunate to be able to visit in person.
Bob Raab is a retired airline pilot and former Marine F-4 Phantom Fighter Pilot.  Read about his exciting life in two adrenaline pumped interviews and be prepared for a surprising twist or two.
Nicole Szulc Ginn is a former journalist and international civil servant who has lived in many different countries and speaks 5-1/2 languages.

Header image background courtesy Marc Imhoff of NASA GSFC and Christopher Elvidge of NOAA NGDC. Image by Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.

Last Updated:
17 November 2014

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