|Mark I. Choate|
|Alma mater||Yale University (B.A.)
Yale University (M.A.)
Yale University (M.Phil.)
Yale University (Ph.D.)
|Doctoral advisor||Frank M. Snowden III|
|Other academic advisors||Paul Kennedy, Linda Colley, John M. Merriman, Geoffrey Parker (historian)|
Mark Irvan Choate FRHistS is a history professor at Brigham Young University and adjunct research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, specializing in the history of Europe, the Mediterranean, and the world, specifically international relations, migration, colonialism, and grand strategy. He emphasizes the relationships between international emigration, immigration, and colonialism, and transnational influences in the fields of diplomacy, trade, currency exchange, and military power.
After living in Pago Pago, American Samoa, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a child, Choate grew up in rural Osage County, Oklahoma, and graduated from Charles Page High School in Sand Springs. While a freshman at Yale College, he enlisted as a medic in the Army National Guard, using the G.I. Bill to help pay for school.
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|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan|
Choate enlisted in 1989 as a Private first class in the Oklahoma National Guard. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson and advanced individual training as a medic at Fort Sam Houston. Choate ended his enlistment at the rank of staff sergeant upon being commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1994.
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