Captain Kel Gleason is an
Intelligence Officer in the United States Army. He has a bachelor's
degree in radio/television communications and has completed work
toward a Masters degree in telecommunications at Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale. Before entering the Army, Gleason worked
as a production assistant for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting
Gleason was commissioned in the Army in 1996 and immediately posted
to Germany for three years. While posted there, he was a platoon
leader and a battalion staff officer for intelligence and security.
During that same period, he was also assigned to Bosnia in
conjunction with the peacekeeping operation there.
Born in Murphysboro, Illinois, Gleason and his family moved to
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, where he lived until he
completed high school. After graduation, Gleason moved back to the
United States and has been based here ever since.
On visits home, Gleason enjoys camping, fishing, and kayaking with
his dad, a retired professor. In addition, he is avidly interested
in his South American Indian (Quechuan) heritage, particularly its
history, art, and cuisine. He loves to cook, having learned his
culinary skills from his Peruvian mother, who teaches gourmet
cooking in the family home. Gleason's hobbies include weightlifting,
running, rollerblading, snorkeling, photography, and skiing.
Currently single, Gleason recently relocated to Fort Hood, Texas.
His birth date is January 5, 1968.