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Jessup J. Olson,

alumnus of Upward Bound at Keene State College 


2005 - Jessup was born in Nashua, NH, the eldest of two brothers and two sisters. A 1997 graduate of Keene (NH) High School, he participated in the KSC Upward Bound program from 1994-1997. Jessup attended Northeastern University for one year where he majored in Cardiopulmonary Science. Enlisting in the Air Force in 1998, he completed technical training as a Tactical Air Command and Control Specialist, and received the Commander’s Award.

His duty locations include Fort Campbell, KY, and Fort Wainwright, AK, where he currently serves as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller for the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. During Operation Enduring Freedom IV he deployed with Task Force1-501. Additional military training includes Airborne School, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Joint Firepower, Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction Master, and TACCS Craftsman. Ms. Olson received an Associate’s Degree from Austin Peay University in Tennessee, and he is currently a senior at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks majoring in Public Safety.