Avram G. Dorfman - Biography
Last Updated: 16 Oct 99
I grew up in Kennebunk ME. I lived about two miles from the beach, and I used
to ride my bike there to a day camp where I learned to sail, play tennis and
other such things that eight year olds learn.
Kennebunk is where I developed my love of the ocean. Although I haven't lived
there since 1989, it will always be my home. I graduated from Kennebunk High
School in 1987.
I went to Tufts University from September 1987 to May 1994. In that time, I
earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees. My Bachelor's was in
Philosophy and Economics. My Master's was in Computer Science. As an
undergraduate, I was in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, and I
became a brother of the
Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
I earned my commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force
in May 1995. The Air Force granted me two years off to obtain my Master's
Degree before commencing active duty. As a graduate student, I helped teach
Introduction to Computer Science (COMP 11). I focused my studies on software
The Air Force
I entered active duty as an officer in the Air Force on 8 Jun 1994. After five
months of technical training in Biloxi Mississippi, I was sent to the
headquarters of the Department of Defense, the Pentagon, in Arlington Virginia.
There I obtained significant experience with computer networking. I built a
branch to monitor the performance of the Pentagon Internet. I was eventually
promoted to the rank of Captain, and placed in charge of all Pentagon Internet
operations. I seperated from Active Duty on 23 Apr 99, and transferred to the active reserves.
Post Air Force
After the Air Force, I was offered three jobs; Backbone Engineer for the
Cable & Wireless Internet, Director of
Architecture & Planning for
National Geographic Society, and Connecticut Regional Manager for
RPM Inc., an internetworking
It was a very difficult choice, as all were truly excellent opportunities.
I accepted the Connecticut Regional Manager job because it is most directly
supportive of my goal to someday start my own business. And so, in May,
I moved to Mystic, CT.
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