The special skills acquired as a U.S. Army officer are now being put to use to fight poachers in East Africa.
Kinessa Johnson served in the Army for four years. Stationed in Afghanistan, she was a weapons instructor and mechanic. She’s since joined the anti-poaching, non-profit organization Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife, or VETPAW.
She now applies her specialized skills to train African park rangers to protect endangered animals.