Military Graduate Student Focus | David Aidoo

David Aidoo

"I feel like I advance everyday at Hood College. My professors challenge me in ways that ensure that learning is meaningful. They are all well-versed in their craft and I appreciate the firsthand knowledge and real-world experiences they draw from."

David Aidoo, M.S. Cybersecurity

Program

  • Cybersecurity (M.S., C)

Department

  • Computer Science & Information Technology

David Aidoo is currently enrolled in the M.S. in Cybersecurity program at Hood College. He joined the Army in 2014 as a Medical Logistics Specialist, and has been stationed at Fort Detrick and at Camp Carrol in South Korea. David is currently attending Hood College through the Army Green to Gold program.

Tell us about your experiences before coming to the Graduate School at Hood College.

I am originally from Nigeria. I moved to the United States about 17 years ago and settled down in Providence, Rhode Island. I took some classes at Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island.

At that time my major was Nursing. My family highly encouraged me to pursue nursing. However, I realized this was not my passion so I enlisted in the Army in 2014 as a 68J, Medical Logistics Specialist. My first duty station was Fort Detrick, and I was assigned to Medical Research and Development Command.

While there, I started taking classes again at FCC and then at UMDGC and completed a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences.

How did you choose Hood College?

In 2019 I PCS’d to Camp Carrol, South Korea and while there I applied to the Green to Gold (ADO) program.

My old Commander at Fort Detrick recommended Hood College because she had graduated from the same (Green to Gold) program, and she spoke very highly of her time there.

What have you enjoyed most about your time in the Graduate School

My favorite thing about Hood College has been the in-person experience. My previous experience with college was fully online, and being in person has allowed me to build lasting relationships on campus.

Any other relevant or interesting information that you would like to share?

I feel like I advance everyday at Hood College. My professors challenge me in ways that ensure that learning is meaningful. They are all well-versed in their craft and I appreciate the firsthand knowledge and real-world experiences they draw from. This has allowed me to understand the material better.

I know my education and experience at Hood College will be the catalyst for the success of my future.

Inspired by David's story and ready to #GOFURTHER in your career? Learn about Hood’s graduate programs, including the M.S. in Cybersecurity program, by clicking here.