Naval officer trades his wings for academic pursuits and teaching opportunity
With many paths to service, Lieutenant Jack Tribolet found his passion and purpose flying MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters for the U.S. Navy. For the past nine years, he has experienced two deployments to Bahrain that focused on logistics and search and rescue missions.
Now, his leadership skills and devotion to duty have led him to the next chapter of his career as a master’s student in USC Annenberg’s public diplomacy program this Fall.
“Last year I won third place in an essay competition held by the Chief of Naval Operations and it motivated me to pursue a graduate degree,” Tribolet said. “The public diplomacy program caught my attention because it combines international relations and communication.”
As the only Navy pilot who is currently assigned to USC, Tribolet will also be an instructor for the highly competitive USC Navy ROTC program for which he will teach naval history and naval science, and help shape midshipmen into the next generation of officers.