29 Jan '14, 10pm

"I love defending my country, and I love knowing that my family and friends are really proud of me."

"I love defending my country, and I love knowing that my family and friends are really proud of me."

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Jan. 27, 2014) -- Twenty-five-year-old 1st Lt. Katherine Baumann loves to be challenged and decided there would be no limits to what she could learn and experience with a career in the U.S. Army. Baumann attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. She studied chemical engineering while also participating in the U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Once she received her degree, she decided to join the Army for the adventure and unmatched opportunities it would provide. "I wanted to have a purpose in life and basically do the unexpected, and I wanted to lead Soldiers," Baumann said. Prior to setting her sights on the renowned Sapper Leader Course, Baumann gained engineering experience in the Army working in both horizontal and vertical construction platoons. She was later deployed to Afghanistan for route clearance operations. "I came ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/118917/Sapper_Leader_Course_h...

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