"Imprints and Consequences of War: Personal Reflections of Alumni"
Conversation with two Dartmouth Alumni veterans, Jason Hartwig '06 & Brad Wolcott '06, about leadership, transitioning from military to civilian life, public service. Pizza served.
Jason Hartwig '06 served five years as an armor officer in the United States Army, leading a tank platoon during a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq from March, 2008-March, 2009 and a reconnaissance platoon in Kandahar, Afghanistan from July, 2010-July, 2011. Following his military service, Jason worked in the Department of Justice as part of a program designed to deliver training and assistance to foreign police forces in post-conflict and fragile states. Jason is an expert in security sector reform with more than a decade of experience. Most recently, he worked for the U.S. Mission to Somalia in a position using military assistance to support building security institutions and incentivizing political agreements. He possesses a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University. Jason was born and raised in Gettysburg, PA and currently resides in Philadelphia.
Brad Wolcott ’06 served as a Cavalry Officer in the U.S. Army from 2006-2010 including 13 months in Iraq as a Scout Platoon Leader from March 2008 to May 2009. After his discharge in 2010, Brad attended North Bennet Street School in Boston to pursue a love for design and woodworking. He discovered that passion as a student at Dartmouth at the Hopkins Center Woodworking Studio. After graduating from North Bennet, Brad worked for three years as a studio furniture maker and woodworking instructor before being recruited to lead the design/engineering department at a start-up contract furniture manufacturer. Today he lives and works in New Hampshire with his wife Jillian Rork ’06 and their two children.