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Birmingham soldier earns doctorate in Kuwait

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You can also call him Dr. King. Master Sgt. Dennis King is the135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's chaplain assistant. He has now earned his doctorate degree while deployed in Kuwait. King received his Doctor of Education degree from Walden University. It took 5 years of work and he successfully defended his dissertation via telephone from his office on Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

King said, "I never would have completed this degree without the G.I. Bill and the help of a military friendly school like Walden." King is a 33-year veteran of the Alabama National Guard and a retired school principal from Pickens County. He also works as the Anniston Army Depot's School Liaison Officer. King uses his teaching skills in the Army as a trainer of the Army's suicide prevention program. He has currently trained over 180 soldiers from 15 different units during this deployment.

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