COL Kinsman shares enthusiasm for engineering
Middle East District Commander Col. Patrick Kinsman started his day with a presentation on Engineering at the local DOD STARBASE Academy in Winchester, Va. STARBASE is a DoD program, focused on elementary students, designed to motivate them to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as they continue their education. The District supports STARBASE events with quarterly presentations whenever possible. Twenty-eight fifth grade students from Evandale Elementary School interacted with Kinsman, or ‘Seahawk’ -- his selected and kid-approved call sign. Although they had a lot of questions for Kinsman about the Army, he was able to quickly focus them on the engineering part of his job as he described it provided them with some historical information on engineering. “My job is even cooler,” he said. “As an Army Engineer Soldier, I get to help build stuff,” and added in a whisper: “and I get to blow stuff up!”

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