John Jefferson, Wabash Class of 1997, was recently named Linguist of the Year in the United States Army. John, a History, French, and English triple major, is fluent in Arabic, Polish, French, Latin, and German and is currently teaching himself Turkish! He’s also working on a PhD!!! John’s served in Iraq and is now stationed in Germany.

John’s oldest son Henry, age 4, already speaks fluent German and English! It’s a little too early for his younger brother Oliver to be multi-lingual, reports John’s wife Alison.

John’s brother Paul, Class of 1992, is an attorney in Indianapolis.

Congratulations, John! Well Done!