THOMAS KRASNICAN
University of Chicago
Graduate - Public Policy
FOR BRIDGING THE CIVIL-MILITARY GAP:
Before enrolling as a graduate student at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, Thomas Krasnican completed his undergraduate education at the United States Naval Academy while training to commission as a naval officer. After reading about the political and moral problems that arise from Americans’ lack of familiarity with their military, and experiencing that disconnect firsthand, Thomas made it his mission while in grad school to help bridge the “civil-military divide." Now, Thomas and his classmate Nicholas Paraiso aim to remedy that disconnect through their podcast, Thank You For Your Service. Featuring interviews with big-name military figures and politicians like retired General Stanley McChrystal and former Senator Claire McCaskill, the first season of Thank You For Your Service has successfully taken off, gaining thousands of listeners and positive attention from media outlets such as CNN and ABC News.