Sam Ruppert

United States Military Academy

Sam Ruppert became interested in China after leaving his family farm in Pennsylvania to study at West Point, where he will graduate with dual majors in Chinese and Defence & Strategic Studies and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. In addition to military leadership positions, including Cadet Basic Training First Sergeant, Sam had the opportunity to spend a semester at Peking University, serve as an interpreter for the People's Liberation Army Sandhurst Competition team, and research the First Sino-Japanese War in Chinese government archives. Sam plans to pursue an MA in War Studies at King's College London.