March 29, 2021 at 10:10 am

Class of 2021 | Carter Fee Prepared for Air Force by Studying History, Geopolitics

Carter Fee, portrait with American flag, in uniform

Carter Fee

Carter Fee took advantage of a wide menu of history and geopolitics programs at Ohio University as he prepared for a career in the Air Force.

In addition to Air Force ROTC and work, Fee majored in History, with two minors: Political Science and Aerospace Studies. He also tackled four certificates: Middle East and North Africa, Islamic Studies, War and Peace, African Studies.

Q: What are your next steps/future plans?

I will be heading to Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas to become an Intelligence Officer for the USAF. From there, who knows.

Q: Who were your favorite professors and how did they make an impact on your life?

My favorite professor was Dr. John Brobst, who I had for both History of Afghan Wars and History of Sea Power. I love how info-packed his lectures are and especially enjoyed staying after class with him to discuss current military events. He also wrote a lecture of recommendation for me that helped me get assigned as an intel officer.

Q: What was your ah-ha moment at OHIO—that point where you said to yourself, “I’ve got this!”?

The first year I made the dean’s list proved to myself that I could manage a busy schedule of classes, work, and ROTC and still perform well. That’s when I knew, “I’ve got this.”

Q:  What was the hardest hill you had to climb (not counting Jeff Hill) at OHIO? And how did you overcome challenges or obstacles in your path?

Second semester freshmen year I was doing too much and got burned out. I began feeling lazy and unmotivated. When I performed less than great on an exam, I realized I needed to take time to reorganize my priorities. After I took the time to do this, my motivation returned.

Q: What are your favorite OHIO memories?

My favorite memories are the ones I shared with my friends. Making snow in my freezer freshman year and having a snowball fight in April in the middle of West Green. Riding on the bike path with my girlfriend when the cherry blossoms are blooming. Celebrating with my friends when Ohio beat Virginia in the NCAA tournament.

Q: What’s the one thing you would tell a new OHIO student not to miss? 

Don’t stay in your room by yourself all day! Go out and eat on Court Street or hang out in hammocks in Emeriti Park. Just spend time enjoying college and all the great things around campus.

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