Huettemeyer, Christian (2017)

Huettemeyer, Christian (2017)
Christian Huettemeyer was born in Mission Viejo, California, and grew up in the Los Angeles area. Both of his parents are German immigrants and Christian is a first-generation American. His father worked as an engineer and his mother was a nurse. Christian joined the military at eighteen and attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After graduating from West Point, Christian became a Black Hawk helicopter pilot. He completed tours in South Korea, at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Kosovo, and Iraq. Christian’s duties as a helicopter pilot included everything from troop transport to flying soldiers on missions. During his military service, Christian became interested in the law; he recognized that lawyers were involved in nearly every military decision. After serving for 20 years in the United States Army, Christian left military service and moved to Portland with his wife and daughter to attend Lewis & Clark Law School. Christian is currently in his second year of law school, having started in 2014. He is involved in moot court, a mock courtroom extracurricular activity, as well as the Food and Wine Law Society and a conservation group on campus. Christian and his family live in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
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