Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sections
You are here: Home Alumni Richard Kripplebauer is an ROTC Active Duty Officer

Richard Kripplebauer is an ROTC Active Duty Officer

by Daniel Tripp — Posted Feb 13, 2012 10:24 AM
Up one level
Richard Kripplebauer is an ROTC Active Duty Officer

I've been an enlisted Soldier in the Army since 2003 and decided to be an English major while I was in Korea.  The more I learned Korean, the greater my love for both languages grew (and the reverence for the power and majesty of language in general).  And not just that, but as I progressed through the ranks, literature also provided me a means to make sense of the experiences I had while travelling the world.  I took a compilation of Oscar Wilde's works with me to Iraq to serve as a counter balance to the humdrum, bottom-line-up-front style of military communication.

Upon graduation at Penn State, I took a commission through ROTC to become an active duty officer.  Currently, my commitment is 3 years and then I plan on teaching in some capacity while I continue my education.  I'm considering the Teach for America program because I think it's important to get on the "front lines" of education--but I'm not quite certain yet.