Wes O’Donnell is an Army Infantry and Air Force veteran with 10 years of service. He is currently the Managing Editor of InMilitary and is a highly sought-after presenter who has recently spoken at TEDx on Data Visualization and the US Air Force Academy on Leadership. Most importantly, Wes is a veteran and believes that when all 21.8 million of us are united, we can change the world. Connect with Wes on LinkedIn.
John Aldrich oversees all military and community college outreach activities, and is the main liaison between the university and Department of Defense agencies. He has been with the university since 2006 and has previously held the position of: associate vice president of military and community college outreach; director for military outreach; west region senior manager for military outreach; and education coordinator for California and Hawaii.
Prior to joining APUS, Mr. Aldrich served as an education services specialist for Marine Corps Base Twenty-Nine Palms California; director of career services and job placement at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort, South Carolina; and education specialist for Navy College Programs, Sicily, Italy. In addition, he served as academic advisor for undecided students and student athletes at the University of Rhode Island and as a naval hospital corpsman (USN), Fleet Marine Forces.
Mr. Aldrich served as the 2008 chair for the Joint Spouses Conference Hawaii, and received the 2004 College Administrator of the Year award from the State of South Carolina. He is currently the chair for the Military Special Interest Group for the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, and also serves on the advisory board for Military Advanced Education Magazine’s annual Guide to Colleges and Universities.
Craig Gilman is currently an education coordinator and online adjunct faculty member with American Military University (AMU). He is a veteran who served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer. Prior to joining AMU, Craig taught secondary social studies as a public school teacher in Virginia, international school in Seoul, Korea, and public middle school in Tokyo, Japan. Craig often presents on the attributes of online education at local, state, and national conferences. Craig has a B.S. in Business Administration from West Virginia University and both an M.A. in International Relations and an M.S. in Education from Old Dominion University.
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