Afghanistan Lt. Col. Skypes Into Classroom to Earn PhD

Lt. Col. Joe Ricciardi has served three tours in the Middle East, is a father of two and is responsible for commanding more than 1,000 U.S. troops in his battalion working to clear Afghan terrain of roadside bombs, all while Skyping into a Illinois classroom during the early morning hours to earn his PhD. In April, Ricciardi, currently stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, began pursuing a degree from Benedictine University in Values-Driven Leadership, a three-year program that focuses on...Full Story
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