Posting from a 1997 Grad November 11th, 2008
Chris Pittman is a 1997 graduate of the CSSA Program and shares the following as a guest author:
I am currently in Iraq establishing new Education Centers so our U.S. service members can take college classes on-site. I am already convinced that the service member student is as “non-traditional” as it gets but in a combat zone, “non-traditional” is taken to a whole new level. We just started the first two classes last night and had the “incoming” siren. That means mortars are being shot into the compound.
This happens at deployed sites fairly often. Needless to say the classes were disrupted for about 30 minutes and after the “all clear” signal resumed as if nothing happened. Just a perspective I would like to share. This also demonstrates the commitment of our service members have to get their education. Not to mention the civilian professionals providing it.