The Pueblo Chieftain 

Infantryman turned teacher finds his second niche


January 5, 2018

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — It was during his days as a tenaciously effective Army drill sergeant that Karl Brandenburg first entertained the idea of moving from the barracks into the classroom.

"There was something fulfilling about teaching, coaching and mentoring raw recruits into well-disciplined, highly motivated young soldiers," said Brandenburg, who now uses those leadership and training skills to shape the minds and character of students at Risley International Academy of Innovation.

Coming from a long line of those who served, Brandenburg said choosing a military career wasn't a difficul...

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