From VHS Football To The Pentagon

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Chris Looney was a member of Verona High School’s 2008 state championship football team, and also one of the small group of VHS basketball players to score 1,000 career points. He continued his sports career in college, playing wide receiver at Colgate, where he was honored as the 2012 Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a CoSIDA Academic All-American. He also helped the Raiders to a League championship in his senior season.

Shortly after he graduated from Colgate in 2013 with a major in international relations, Looney went to Turkey as a research analyst. He moved from Turkey into the Peace Corps, where he spent two years teaching preschool to children in the African nation of Burkina Faso. He then returned to the U.S. to  earn a law degree from Yale.

Looney has just started a new job at the Pentagon, working in the U.S. Department of Defense’s office of the Deputy General Counsel for International Affairs. He will be working on issues of international law, mostly in the Middle East. Looney gave this interview to Patriot League TV, a network that covers the football conference that includes Colgate:

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