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MAJ Karl Olson

US Army
Army Branch:
Corps of Engineers

Contact Information:
Office Location: Thayer Hall, Rm 382
Phone: 845.938.6240

CPT Karl Olson is an Engineer Officer and Functional Area 24. He was commissioned as a 2LT from the United States Military Academy in 2004 before graduating from the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. He has served as a platoon leader, executive officer, Aide-de-camp and ECCC instructor in a variety of units before changing career fields to a Functional Area 24- network engineer. He has served in two combat tours in Iraq serving as both the aide to the theater engineer commander and as the senior network engineer for southern Iraq. CPT Olson is a graduate of the both the FA24 course and Engineer Captains Career Course. His academic interests include networking/ computer security and plasma propulsion systems.

Recent Positions:

  • 20013-Present: Instructor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • 2009-2011: Division Network Engineer, 1st Infantry Division and USD-S
  • 2007-2008: Instructor, Engineer Captains Career Course
  • 2006-2007: Aide-de-Camp and HHC XO, 130th Engineer Brigade
  • 2005-2006: Platoon leader and Executive Officer, 320th Engineer Company (Topo)