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11/10/2013

Veterans Day Newsletter: Leading the Way

Guests from all over the world came to Atlanta to see Saybrook alumna Dr. Kaffia Jones promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.  She now commands over 3200 soldiers and civilians who build, operate, maintain, and defend military computer networks in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf.

Joining the Quartermaster corps of the National Guard in 1976, Jones since worked herself up to the army’s  highest levels of leadership.  That journey included a Masters and a PhD from Saybrook University, where she graduated in 2010,.

Her dissertation, which Dr. Eugene Taylor called “outstanding,” was called “Expatriate Warrior:  The Experiences of World War II American Veterans of African Descent.”

Her advice to those who want to follow in their footsteps, and hers:  "Ask yourself what you want to bring to society? What do you want to leave society? These thoughts should guide you in what is done. Always think two steps ahead of where you are now."

Posted at 11:08 PM

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