Ethan Olberding '99

Captain Ethan Olberding '99

That’s Captain Ethan Olberding, Class of 1999 and commander of Dealer Company in Raider Brigade, in the center of the picture.  The other two Soldiers are a part of the company Ethan commands.  They are currently operating out of Kandahar, Afghanistan.

It’s a challenging environment – temperatures well into the 100s, 10 day “trips” into the field, sleeping wherever and whenever you can.  Two guys in the company were just killed by an IED during a combat operation.  Not many places more important for the ability to “think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely”.