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Honoring Campus Veterans: Ted Higgs

 You may have seen him in the halls and classrooms of Anderson Hall.

Lt. Col. Ted Higgs at his desk in Belgium where he was the executive assistant to Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.

Ted Higgs, Adjunct Instructor of English and Latin, has had a language and education career that started 1967 and still isnt over. He says he has retired at least three times. He is proficient in several languages and has three master’s degrees: one in English, one in Latin and one in . Higgs taught at the US Military Academy at West Point, the University of Marylands European Division and most recently at the University of Kentucky. Three years ago, he moved to Maryville and began teaching at Maryville College. Here, he initiated the Latin program and has worked with the veterans’ center on campus since his arrival at the college. He currently serves as the director of the Military Student Center.

Just made PFC

Private First Class Ted Higgs and his wife, April, chat after his first promotion.

Major Ted Higgs and his wife, April, were stationed for some time at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a professor of philosophy and literature.

A new 2lt

2nd Lieutenant Ted Higgs left the enlisted ranks and became an officer in 1968.  He would soon be leaving for the Defense Language Institute in Monterey California.    

Just back from Nam – 

Captain Ted Higgs (left) presents an Honorable Discharge Certificate to one of his soldiers at Fort Campbell Kentucky where he commanded the headquarters and service battery of the 4/77th Aerial Field Artillery Battalion.

Later at USMA

Major Ted Higgs and his wife, April, were stationed for some time at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a professor of philosophy and literature.

Teacher mode

Lt. Col. Ted Higgs at his desk in Belgium where he was the executive assistant to Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.

All photos courtesy of Ted Higgs.

2 nd Lieutenant Ted Higgs left the enlisted ranks and became an officer in 1968. He would soon be leaving for the Defense Language Institute in Monterey California.

Captain Ted Higgs (left) presents an Honorable Discharge Certificate to one of his soldiers at Fort Campbell Kentucky where he commanded the headquarters and service battery of the 4/77 th Aerial Field Artillery Battalion.

 

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