After graduating from KU, he fulfilled his obligation to the U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group (Airborn) at Fort Carson, Colorado. He spent 33 months involved in the Bosnian war/reconstruction for IFOR and SFOR and learned first hand the brutal nature of the Balkans. Because of Prof. March's classes, he went into the region prepared for the terrible onslaught of civil/ethnic war based from a historical perspective. He used his language training extensively as he served with the Spetsnaz platoon, 1st Independent Russian Airborne Brigade in Bosnia for a period of eight months. He also became quite adept at Serbian/Croatian in his dealings with local leaders. He is currently a Physician Assistant in the U.S. Army in stationed in Korea and recently passed his medical boards and received his Masters in Medicine from the University of Nebraska. (03/2001)
Why KU Slavic?
KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad