Timothy Harting (’10)

Timothy Harting (2010)Timothy is Captain, Army Infantry Officer at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and is also studying to earn an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of North Georgia.

What you do: 

I have served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Rifle Company Executive Officer, and Headquarters Company Executive Officer. I have deployed twice to Afghanistan (2012 and 2014). My military schools include: Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and Ranger School. My awards and badges include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star Medal (2), and Army Achievement Medal.

What inspires you:

I love the variety of my job. I do everything from planning training, counseling and developing Soldiers, to combat operations. Also, the camaraderie in the Army is unsurpassed by any other organization.

How you want to make a difference:

I want to be an integral part in keeping America the great nation that it is. After the Army I want to teach. I find teaching and developing others to be a very rewarding experience.

How Bethany has prepared you:

Bethany provided me with the liberal arts education and the critical and analytic thinking skills required of a career as broad as the Army Infantry. The Christian education that I received has provided me with a firm moral base on which I can handle any situation.

What you remember most about Bethany:

Faculty that were always available to coach, teach, and mentor me throughout my undergraduate education. Great friends that I still keep in touch with to this day.

Advice for current students:

Challenge yourself academically. Take a wide range of classes. Broaden your experience as much as possible.