My client Ted Janicki is a reservist in the US Air Force currently deployed to Afghanistan. That would be more than enough to keep most people busy, but Captain Janicki wanted to maintain some normalcy during his deployment. Since he’s a college professor at Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, North Carolina, nothing is more normal to him than teaching.
So Dr. Janicki has been teaching computer science online to Mount Olive students while he’s in Afghanistan -getting up early, missing meals, or staying up late to handle his teaching duties so they wouldn’t interfere with his military responsibilities. He teaches communication to 8600 Army/Police level officers and soldiers and mentors Afghan Army and Police Signal Commanders.
He occasionally writes articles for the base newspaper, and he’s an Air Force representative for AnySoldier.com, serving as the point of contact for donations sent to his unit. This is a wonderful way to support the troops, and you can read more on Captain Janicki’s blog.
You can also read a newspaper article about this soldier-educator in the News & Observer article about his recent speaking engagement while home on leave.