Morgan Gosling

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I achieved a dream that seemed so far away and impossible as a child. Norwich helped me realize a lifetime dream.

Q: “Tell us about yourself.”
A: “I am married to my wife Lisa and have a son named Shepard. I am a Captain in the U.S. Army and currently in Company Command. I am a huge history buff and love games. My family has served in the military for seven generations, having fought for the Union in the Civil War. I also enjoy reading and chess and collecting flags as a hobby.

“I have been in the Army for seven years as a Signal Officer and have been deployed to the Middle East in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Spartan Shield. I plan on making the military a career and hope to command a battalion in the future.”

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: “I have enjoyed military history since I was five and able to read on my own. It has been one of my undying passions in life. I believe that history is a large part of the culture and that the stories of the past shape the future. When I leave the Army, I want to teach history and help people learn why history is so important. I will continue in the Army until I hit at least my 20-year mark in order to retire. After the Army, I will either teach or stay in the IT field”

Q: “Why did you choose Norwich?”
A: “My mentor mentioned Norwich as the premier school for a military history degree, and when I found out I could do it online, I decided to enroll. Norwich has been fantastic about helping me continue my education, even with a combat deployment and a full-time job.”

Q: “Prior to beginning your courses, what were some of your expectations for an online degree program?”
A: “It was tougher than I thought. A lot of work must be done on your own, and you cannot rely on having dedicated time like you would at school. You have to make time and find a space to transition to school in your home.”

Q: “What is one piece of advice you would give to future students enrolling in one of Norwich's online programs?”
A: “Get it done. Sitting around for the right time will ensure you never start or finish. Get moving, start your degree and stick to it. It will be hard; you will be challenged. In the end, you will be better for it, for anything worthwhile is never free or easy.”

Q: “What has been your biggest personal or professional success since completing your degree?”
A: “I achieved a dream that seemed so far away and impossible as a child. Norwich helped me realize a lifetime dream.”

Q: “Please tell us about a time in which you could put your knowledge gained in the classroom to work immediately at your job.”
A: “I had to teach Soldiers about a particular battle and how the lessons learned from it could be applied today. Funny enough, I had just written a paper about it three months prior.”