I am current PhD candidate and a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. I have been married for over 13 years and have three children. Prior to entering my PhD program, I obtained a Master’s in Business Administration as well as a Master’s in International Relations. My undergraduate degree is in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. For my military career I have deployed to twice to a combat zone and a third time to Western Europe. My military education includes The Command and Staff College, Ranger School and Airborne School. My military awards to note are a Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, and several others relating to training and service overseas.