Portrait of CPT Kara Irvin

CPT Kara Irvin




CPT Kara Irvin grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2012. She was commissioned as a Chemical Officer and served as company executive officer and CBRN response team leader in 25th CBRNE Company, 22nd CBRN Battalion at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Following the Captain’s Career Course, CPT Irvin was assigned to 501st Military Intelligence Brigade in South Korea. While there, she served as the Brigade Training & Readiness Officer and Brigade Executive Officer before commanding the brigade headquarters company. CPT Irvin earned her MA in History from the University of Chapel Hill in 2021 and is currently working on her dissertation. She teaches military history at West Point.

Ongoing Research Projects

Forthcoming Dissertation, expected 2024, University of North Carolina. Visions of Empire: Third Reich Imperialism, the Orient, and the “Islam Question.”

Publications & Presentations

“Visions of Empire: Third Reich Colonialism and the ‘Islam Question.’” Master’s Thesis. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2021.