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Published on Nov 8, 2013
Theodore R. Johnson is an active duty military officer who believes in the power of personal narrative and the lessons our lives have for society. Raised in North Carolina, he holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Hampton University and a master's degree from Harvard University. He recently spent a year as a White House Fellow learning about the enormous challenges that our nation faces. His belief in the greatness of the American idea is evidenced by his 15 years of military service and his newfound passion for writing on tough national issues, by exploring lessons learned from the inspiring stories of its citizens.
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