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MAJ Drew Paulson




CPT Paulson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in Livonia, Michigan. He graduated from Norwich University as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and commissioned as an Armor Officer in 2013. His past assignments include Cavalry Scout Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer, Squadron Signal Officer, and Brigade Signal Company Commander. While attending graduate school at Western Michigan University, CPT Paulson developed his master's thesis that examined Richard III, Othello, Macbeth, and Hamlet. He posited that soldiers in Shakespearean tragedies must pursue a worthy mission objective or they fall victim to their status as social outsiders. He was also awarded the WMU English Department's Graduate Student Teaching Effectiveness Award for 2021-2022. CPT Paulson is in a relationship with Dr. Lizzy Ketchum of Gobles, Michigan.

Ongoing Research Projects

CPT Paulson is currently expanding his research on veterans in Shakespearean tragedies to pursue future publication as a scholarly article.

Publications & Presentations

“The Barracks.” Norwich Chameleon Literary Journal, no. 1, 2013.
The Constantly Changing Genre of Military Literature. Thesis, 22 Apr. 2013.
Center For Army Lessons Learned. The First 100 Days of Platoon Leadership. edited by CPT David Beale, contributions by CPT Drew Paulson, vol. No. 18-24, Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, May 2018, pp. 14, 15, 20, 35, 47.
Tarbox, Gwen, editor. Paulson, Drew, contributor. First-Year Experience Teachers' Guide to `Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience. Western Michigan University, August 2021.