Matt Schlosser

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U.S. Army Maj. Matt Schlosser is a Foreign Area Officer newly enrolled in KU's 1-year regionally focused M.A. program designed specifically for FAOs. Raised in Germany and a native speaker of German, Schlosser now studies Japanese as a Northeast Asia (48H) region FAO. Previously an armor officer with the 3rd and 4th Infantry Divisions, in 2012 Schlosser graduated the Defensive Language Institute's intensive language program in Japanese--a Category IV difficulty language--and spent a year of in-region training in Japan. When he graduates next year, Matt will take on his next assignment as full-fledged FAO

Matt lives in Lawrence with his wife and two children.​


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