U.S. Army 1985–2011
SYNOPSIS OF INTERVIEW
Kari Otto joined the Army in the 1980s as a way to help pay for college. From ROTC at Colorado State University to garrison commander at the U.S. Soldier Systems Command (Natick Labs), Otto tells of her experiences as a combat engineer helping to build base camps in Belize, Cuba, Bosnia, Egypt and Afghanistan. She also describes her reaction to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and what it was like to be transferred from Afghanistan to Natick in 2008.