Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School

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U.S. Veteran Trains for Fulfilling Sports Turf Management Career at Rutgers

Picture of Eric Harshman watering turf field

The seeds of Eric Harshman’s second career took root during his 12-year enlistment in the Indiana Air National Guard. That’s when he began helping out at his in-laws’ golf course, and discovered a passion for turf.

“I fell in love with it, working outdoors with my hands,” recalled the former aircraft armament technician.

He did three tours of duty in the Middle East, loading aircraft with 5,000-pound bombs and fixing fighter jet weapon systems. Standing on a roof at his base in Qatar, he could see for miles – and there was no green.

When Harshman’s tours ended, his commanding officers granted him time to attend Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School in the fall of 2007.

Read more at Continuing Editorial, the DoCS Alumni Newsletter.

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