• rajiv srinivasan
  • Soldier

rajiv srinivasan, a captain in the united states army, is an admissions officer at west point and young veteran of operation enduring freedom, where he served as platoon leader in kandahar, afghanistan (2009-10). his essays for fortnight are on the topics of the academy, values of duty, honor, and loyalty, leaders and attrition, diversity - then and now, military superstructure, and veterans and the millennial generation. he deployed as a stryker platoon leader in attack company, 2-1 infantry in the taliban hotbed of zhari, kandahar from 2009-2010. there, rajiv and his platoon were tasked with building a combat outpost with the afghan national army and conducting combat patrols in zhari district. he was awarded a bronze star and the combat action badge for leadership under fire. rajiv is also a frequent contributor to the new york times, pbs's "regarding war" series, and time magazine, commenting on military and veteran affairs. he is a 2008 graduate of the u.s. military academy at west point where he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class majoring in comparative politics & arabic. he is currently a ph.d. candidate at kings college london specializing in counterinsurgency. as a result of his work on fortnight, rajiv met us secretary max cleland, who has since served as his mentor.

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Fortnight is a documentary on the millennial generation. Millennials are the first generation raised on the Internet and the last to remember life unplugged. Discover the lives and ideas of 58 individuals coming of age as the world turns digital.