Kent Dolasky, Raytown High School, Class of 1986
Kent Dolasky graduated from Raytown High in 1986 and was also the Senior Class President. He was the first eArmyU graduate at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX, going on to complete his MBA in international business in 2006 with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Kent served 28 years in the US Army Special Forces. He is a career Green Beret and Sergeant Major whose decorations include the Legion of Merit, Three Bronze Stars, (one with V/Device for Valor) the Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Medal with V/Device for Valor in combat.
He transitioned from a combat leader to creating the first truly Joint Enlisted Academy in the Department of Defense and assisted the five other senior enlisted academies across the four services and Coast Guard with bet practices and expertise in the delivery of online education and resident instruction. The Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy educates E-8 and E-9 Special Operators from across the four services in one joint academy. He stated his work on the JSOFSEA program as the curriculum lead, then moved to program manager, and was ultimately selected as the Commandant for the first eight iterations of the JSOFSEA. This organization has set a new standard for enlisted education in the Department of Defense and has developed a model for other academies to follow.
Mr. Dolasky was recognized by the Tampa Chamber of Commerce for his work with the homeless and was awarded the Military Citizen of the Year for 2012 in Tampa, Florida, a mission he continues today. Also in 2012, he was awarded the Alumni of Distinction at the University of the Incarnate Word for his commitment to the University’s Mission and service to the community. He continues to develop and teach the business Capstone along with many other international business courses.