Kansas City, Mo. – October 18, 2012 Grantham University, a 61-year-old university with a history of meeting the educational needs of service members and veterans, had the distinguished honor of hosting Lieutenant Colonel Bilal S. Khan of the Baloch Regiment in the Pakistan Army at its Third Quarter Town Hall for employees on Thursday, October 11th. During his presentation, LTC Khan spoke about the relations between the U.S. and Pakistan.

"We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had LTC Khan join us," said Joseph McGrath, President of Grantham University. "His insights into relations between the United States and Pakistan provided a deeper perspective for our staff. I think we all walked out of our meeting feeling as though we added a great deal to our base of knowledge."

LTC Khan is presently attending the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth. In December, he will return to Pakistan to take Command of an Infantry Battalion.

LTC Khan attended basic military training at Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, and subsequently was selected to attend the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, United Kingdom. He began his career in the Infantry in April 1995 and has held various command, staff, and instructional assignments. LTC Khan has also been an instructor, as well as the Adjutant, at the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul.

LTC Khan deployed twice to the Siachen Glacier along the Line of Actual Contact with India and spent a year and a half long deployment on a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He is a graduate of Pakistan Army Command and Staff College, Quetta and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Peshawer University, Pakistan and a master's degree in Military Art and Science of Warfare from Balochistan University, Pakistan.

For further details on what LTC Khan discussed, visit the Grantham University blog at https://www.grantham.edu/blog/4-impressions-from-pakistan-lt-colonels-guest-presentation-at-gu.

Over the last six decades, Grantham University has been committed to meeting the educational needs of service members, veterans, wounded warriors and military spouses. The University continues to expand and grow its degree program offerings, student support structure, and military scholarship opportunities to better meet the needs of those who serve. Earlier this year, Grantham was named one of the "Top Military-Friendly Universities" by Military Advanced Education magazine for the fifth consecutive year.

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About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University is a private institution that specializes in online education for the working adult student. Its mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant online degrees in a continuously changing global society. Grantham University’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Grantham University offers a military scholarship program for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members, as well as scholarships for law enforcement professionals. Grantham's courses are 100 percent online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty (TDY) or from almost anywhere in the world. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.