George Nickel – Director of Student and Veteran Affairs

Originally from Youngstown Ohio, George began his military career in 1989. The service included active duty in the U.S. Army, the Idaho Air National Guard, and finally in the U.S. Army Reserves. Over the course of his assignments George has been a mortar crew member in the light infantry, a parachute rigger, an air transportation journeyman, and a combat engineer. His deployments have included duty in Saudi Arabia and Oman in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and in Iraq, clearing improvised explosive devices during Operation Iraqi Freedom. George also spent twelve years as a correctional sergeant with the Idaho Department of Correction. Due to wounds received in Iraq, George sought a new career in life and began studies at Boise State University in 2010. George received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in December 2013, has started a Master’s degree program in Social Work at Northwest Nazarene University and is now the Director of Student and Veteran Affairs for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.

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