Carl Olsen completed his undergraduate, graduate and military studies in the United States. His 23-year career as an officer in the US Army included troop leadership assignments in the US, Europe and the Far East and progressive staff responsibility as an Operations Officer, in General Staff, in Public Affairs, and as an International Liaison Officer. Following retirement from the Army in 1992, Olsen’s second career has included management positions in the insurance branch, hotel branch, and as the in-country manager for an American medical device manufacturing company in Germany. He has been teaching adult private higher education in Switzerland and Germany since 2000. He is currently an instructor for business management/leadership skills, business statistics/controlling, marketing, communications/public relations and ESL. Carl Olsen is a member of the Military Officers Association of America and the 4-River Valleys Historical Society (New York).