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Kolja Thielmann

Veteran Administration Student Worker




I was born and raised here in the Twin Cities. In 2015, I graduated from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota, where I was apart of the football team and band programs. After High School, I enlisted into the United States Air Force and served four years active duty as a Security Forces member. During my time serving, I held many different titles and roles depending on the mission. I was a fire team leader, F.A.S.T member certified, B.D.O.C. controller, Buck Sergeant certified, as well as T.C.C.C. certified. I left the Air Force as a senior airman in order to pursue my goal of becoming a coach. I now study at Bethel as a biokinetics major, as well as being a member of the football team, Studen Veterans of America leader, and VA        student worker.

My Role

My role at Bethel is to be one of the first people you come to with any needs. You can come to me with questions about military benefits, questions about the military, if you just someone to talk to, or if you need to connect with people who understand the military lifestyle. I am happy to talk, help, or point you in the right direction to help. My philosophy is “if I don’t know the answer, I will figure it out, or find the person with it to help you.”

Why you would contact me

If you need any help with anything related to VA benefits or the military, I will do what I can to get you the information you need.