Prof. Keith Graff served in the U.S. Navy from 1980 till his retirement as a Chief Petty Officer in 2005. He earned his (HM) “Doctor-Rate” at Naval Hospital Corps School Great Lakes Illinois. Approximately half of his Navy career was spent serving the Fleet Marine Force. While on active duty he utilized his military education Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits to earn a B.S. from UMUC, and his M.A. from Webster University. After retirement, he utilized his Post 9-11 G.I. Bill benefits to earn a M.S. from Troy University and he also completed additional work toward the PhD. As a result of his diverse educational background, Mr. Graff is cleared to teach a wide variety of courses in Asian Studies, Business Management, Government and Human Resource Management. He began working part time with UMUC Asia in an administrative capacity, started to teach as an Adjunct Instructor in 2010 and was promoted to the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2014. He lives in Okinawa and has worked as a freelance travel writer and photographer with more than 200 published articles to his credit. In 2015, Prof. Graff was presented with the UMUC Teaching Recognition Award for Asia.