Sharif Sokkary spent 11 years as a United States Marine Corps Officer, during which time he completed deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, respectively. He is currently pursuing his Master of Public Policy degree at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The views expressed in this article are Sharif’s alone and do not represent, nor should be attributed to, the Marine Corps or the Department of Defense.
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