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John Bolton


Lieutenant Colonel John Bolton is an Army Goodpaster Scholar assigned to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where he is pursuing a PhD in American Foreign Policy. A Mandarin speaker and a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College’s Art of War Scholars Program, he holds degrees in military history and mechanical engineering. His most recent assignment was in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. He has deployed multiple times with Engineer, Infantry, and Aviation units. He is an AH-64D/E aviator with nearly 2,000 flight hours, including over 800 in combat.

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