UNT Air Force Lt. Col. John Dickens and Maj. Aaron Glassburner are completing their doctoral degrees in logistics systems at UNT as part of a unique program with the Air Force Institute of Technology, a graduate school at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The program provides professional training and continuing education opportunities for service members.
Much of AFIT's training is done in-house, but the institute periodically sends students to external universities.
"They send us out to get the breadth of knowledge we wouldn't necessarily get at a military-specific school," says Glassburner, who along with Dickens will use his academic know-how to advance logistical and supply chain planning for the U.S. Air Force.
Dickens and Glassburner are in their final year at UNT and expect to graduate this summer.