The 506th Association Scholarship Committee selected Kurt Koptish whose home of record is Cincinnati, OH as the winner of one of our two 2008 $500 Scholarships. Kurt graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Public Health and was commissioned as a 2LT through ROTC in 2000. Kurt branched Medical Service Corps and served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Medical Operations Officer, and Company Commander in Germany, Fort Campbell and Iraq. CPT Koptish's last posting was as Commander of C Company, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 506th Regimental Combat Team. Kurt's total service with the 506th was from November 2004 to July 2007 and included one tour of duty in Iraq. Currently attending Harvard Business School, Kurt looks forward to applying his military training and his degree from Harvard in his new life as a civilian.