Photo courtesy of Jesse Iwuji

Jesse Iwuji didn’t just pass by. He didn’t rubberneck or gawk. When he saw a family on the side of the road, and their minivan on fire, he immediately lept into action.

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U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeremy L. Wood

“I really do wonder all the things we don’t hear about the military, if these are the terrible stories we do hear,” my friend said, as she took a sip of her drink. I was catching up with her at a bar in New York in June, telling her about being harassed by one of my superiors. I had recently submitted my letter resigning my commission with an “Are we there yet?” frustration over many months still to go until my separation date. Yet, I still came rushing to my beloved military’s defense.

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Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien
“A liberal education ... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family, and even his nation.” ---Robert Maynard Hutchins, The Political Animal

As a university student who pursued a liberal arts degree, I am frequently asked, “Well, what do you do with a liberal arts degree in history? Go to law school? Teach?”

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