A biography of Maj. Nidal M. Hasan

Friday, November 6, 2009

A biography of Maj. Nidal M. Hasan:

-- 39 years old.

-- U.S. Army psychiatrist.

-- 1997 graduate of Virginia Tech University.

-- Received doctorate in psychiatry from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda.

-- From 2003 through this summer, was an intern, a resident and then a fellow at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the District.

-- Army records show his last address in the 11300 block of Connecticut Avenue in Kensington.

-- Commissioned as a captain, he was promoted to major in May.

-- He is single and has no children, and he showed no sign of physical or mental problems in examinations as recently as September.

-- He is listed by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress as a fellow for disaster and preventive psychology.

-- As of Oct. 13, he had less than a year of clinical practice.

-- He attended the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring and is devout, according to Faizul Khan, former imam at the center. He attended prayers at least once a day, seven days a week, often in his Army fatigues, Khan said.

SOURCE: Army records

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