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Timothy J. Coffman

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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)


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