I’m really happy to announce that beginning tomorrow, Isaac “Zeke” Kennen will join CAAFlog as a contributor and will revive the Scholarship Saturday weekly feature.

In 1998, shortly after graduating from high school, Zeke left a working-class community along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to enlist in the Air Force. He completed an undergraduate degree and deployed to the Balkans during that enlistment, separating in 2003 to attend law school at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he focused on international law and land use. He graduated in 2006 and spent a year adjudicating employment discrimination complaints for the State of Colorado before returning to the Air Force.

Zeke was commissioned into the Air Force JAG Corps in 2007, where he continues to serve. His past assignments include duty as a deputy staff judge advocate, trial counsel, trial defense counsel, appellate defense counsel, and legal adviser to the NATO Commander of Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.

Like the rest of us, Zeke’s contributions to this blog will be made in his personal capacity and will reflect only his personal opinions. His contributions do not in any way reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

3 Responses to “A new contributor brings back Scholarship Saturday”

  1. Bill Cassara says:

    Welcome Zeke!  Always enjoyed working with you, and looking forward to your insight.

  2. An Old Boss says:

    Zeke, I’m glad somebody finally figured out how to get you to work on a weekend. :-) 
    I too look forward to your contributions and insights.  If you can teach me I can only imagine what you can do with this esteemed audience.  Plus, I am sure I will enjoy your postings much more in my “old boss” capacity.

  3. Isaac Kennen says:

    Thank you all for your support!  I hope folks find the articles and notes I present in Scholarship Saturday to be interesting and value-added to your busy days.  Or, at least entertaining.  An Old Boss, I’ve had great leadership throughout my career.  Thanks for that!  While I like to imagine I’ve been less boisterous as of late, I also imagine you might want to reach out to my current boss and lend some sympathy support.  Maybe offer some reassuring words like, “this too shall pass.”