LTC Kwenton Kuhlman, USA
Education: U.S. States Military Academy, BS International Relations, 1999; Kings College, London, England, Masters in Defense Studies, 2010; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Masters in International Public Policy, 2011
Present Assignment: Battalion Commander, 2-504 PIR, 1st BDE, 82nd Airborne DivisionMinistry Involvement:
OCF member since 1999; Anchor Points 2013; White Sulphur Springs retreat attendee; lead/hosted OCF small group Bible studies: Fort Leavenworth, in England at the Joint Services Advanced Command and Staff College, in Washington D.C., and at the NATO HQ in Spain; organized OCF “brown bag lunch” at Fort Campbell, KY with Greg and Lucy Lane; participated in OCF “brown bag lunch” at Fort Bragg, NC; currently involved in Bible study while deployed.
My parents taught us about Christ as children and I attended church weekly growing up. I accepted Christ as my Savior at 13. At USMA, I taught kindergarten Sunday school and led God’s Gang youth groups. I was active in OCF and BSU at USMA. My wife, Summer, and I led a youth group at Fort Bragg when I was a Captain. We both taught Sunday school class when we lived in Spain. We strive to raise godly children. Our son, Hudson, accepted Christ when we lived in Spain. We are active in a local church.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity for OCF?
Reaching a generation of young leaders who define community differently than we have traditionally done so in the past. Younger leaders get their sense of community more from virtual sources and less from traditional methods. It is still imperative to bring Christians together in fellowship in new ways. We struggle to get troopers to chapel services, but must help people find Christian accountability, fellowship, and friendship if we are to keep the body healthy.
Nominated By: COL Jackie Kem, USA (Ret.); LTC Tom Schmidt, USA (Ret.); COL Mike Tesdahl, USA (Ret.)