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Intelligence Majors Assist 303rd Psychological Operations Unit with Training Exercise

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pictured are Point Park criminal justice and intelligence studies students with soldiers of the 303rd Psychological Operations Unit of the Army Reserves. | Photo submitted by Sean Elliot Martin
Point Park students and Instructor Sean Elliott Martin, Ph.D., (in the front row to the left wearing all black), pose with soldiers of the 303rd Army Reserves Psychological Operations Unit.

Undergraduate and graduate students from Point Park University's Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies recently met with soldiers of the 303rd Psychological Operations Unit at the U.S. Army Reserves Center in Coraopolis, Pa., to assist them with a training exercise drill related to multinational interactions.

“The soldiers couldn’t say enough great things about our students,” remarked Sean Elliott Martin, Ph.D., full-time instructor of criminal justice and intelligence studies at Point Park.

As a volunteer instructor for the 303rd Unit, Martin accompanied the students on the trip.

“Being able to practice techniques I have learned in my psychological operations classes was very beneficial,” remarked Lauren Finkbeiner, a senior double majoring in forensic science and intelligence and national security.

Upon graduation, Finkbeiner plans to pursue a career path in the forensic analyses of different drug stains created by various drug cartels.

“It was a great honor, as both a service member and a student, to help train younger troops for their future endeavors,” said William Fedorek, a sophomore intelligence and national security major.

Fedorek’s career goal is to work for a government agency after graduation.

“The amount of professionalism that the students and Professor Martin maintained throughout the duration of the event was the best part,” added Fedorek.

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