A mother of two, the wife of a marine and a naval officer and pilot who performed a search and rescue mission over the Persian Gulf to save the lives of four fellow aviators barely scratches the surface in the story of Lieutenant Kathryn Glynn.
Having grown up in Japan, Kathryn staked a claim on her identity as an American by breaking the news to her parents that their only daughter would be attending the U.S. Naval Academy. After four years in Annapolis, Kathryn trained to become a helicopter pilot –a role she served in for nearly a decade.
Now, with a desire to continue her service in a different role, Kathryn has enrolled at Harvard University’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government and is pursuing her Master’s degree in public policy. It is with this experience and education that Kathryn plans to bridge the gap between the policy and operational realities of national security.