Rich Stowell is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah studying Communication, a graduate teaching assistant, and a Fellow at the Center for Communication and Community.
Rich taught for several years in the San Francisco Bay Area, before he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard. In 2009 he deployed with the 40th Infantry Division in support of NATO in Kosovo. In the Balkans, he served as Video Section Chief in the Public Affairs office for the largest multi-national task force base. He also finished his first book, Nine Weeks, about his unique experience at Army basic training, and joined the ranks of military bloggers with “My Public Affairs.”
After the deployment, Rich returned to the classroom at a charter high school in Richmond and taught teacher education at the University of San Francisco.
As a doctoral candidate, he has researched free speech in political campaigns, communication in combat among modern American military forces, team conflict, and military training models. He is currently a Staff Sergeant serving in the 128th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Utah Army National Guard.
Rich lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and two sons.
Learn more about the author at Rich-Stowell.com
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