Ensign Sean Dolbow grew up in rural Pennsylvania until attending Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. There he studied English and German. He then studied abroad for a semester at the Universität Bremen in Bremen, Germany. At Dickinson, he was inducted into the scholarship organizations Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Beta Kappa.
After graduating summa cum laude, he pursued a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Hannover, Germany. For a year he taught and tutored students in English at Kurt-Schwitters-Gymnasium Misburg and attended the Leibniz-Universität Hannover. At Kurt-Schwitters, he also helped to coach the school's Model UN team and helped students and teachers alike to better understand American culture. Soon thereafter, Sean was accepted into Officer Candidate School in January 2009. He is now a Deck Watch Officer aboard the USCGC Midgett in Seattle, Washington.
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