About Ken Hunt.....

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Ken Hunt and Family

When his dad became Missing in Action in Vietnam, Ken Hunt was only five years old. The plight and legacy of his father was a dominant factor in his family life as he grew up in Idaho. Not surprisingly, Special Forces always had a unique attraction for Ken, and in 1979 he followed in his father's footsteps by volunteering to become a Special Forces Medic. After completing training Ken was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, NC where he completed one tour and was honorably discharged in 1983 as a Corporal.

In 1984 he joined the 12th Special Forces Group (Reserves) and was assigned to the Team in Spokane, WA. Later that year he began his undergraduate studies at the University of Idaho, where he joined the Army ROTC program. He took advantage of the ROTC’s Simultaneous Membership Program that enables cadets to join Reserve units concurrent with their officer training and undergraduate studies. So Ken remained in his Special Forces Reserve unit throughout college.

After graduation and Commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant, Ken served as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Berlin, Germany. In 1993 he gained his Special Forces qualifications for a second time, this time as a Captain and a Detachment Commander (A Team Leader). In 1998, on a tour of duty at the Pentagon, Ken was promoted to Major. His commander pinned on his new rank on the grounds of the Vietnam Memorial where, during the ceremony, the panel on the monument bearing the name "William B. Hunt" was visible across the knoll. Ken later graduated from the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS and also earned his Masters Degree in administration. He was then assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, CO where he served as a Company Commander, performing a peacekeeping rotation in Kosovo during his command. He later served as the Battalion Executive Officer within the 10th SF Group. A follow-on assignment sent Ken back to Washington, DC to the Personnel Command of the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel where he served in the Special Forces Officer Assignments Branch. As destiny and good fortune sometimes intervene, Ken departed Washington in 2004 for the University of Idaho, his Alma Mater from which he was commissioned. Ken serves there today as a Lieutenant Colonel and Professor of Military Science.

The picture shows Ken with his wife, Katherine, and their children (left to right) Carrie, 14, Jessica, 15, and William, 12. Ken remains active in POW/MIA affairs. You can e-mail Ken at: glupee11@hotmail.com

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