Hunting poachers: Afghanistan veteran Kinessa Johnson leaves US to hunt endangered species killers

A U.S. Army officer has left the armed forces and is using her military skills to help train park rangers as an advisor and fight against wildlife poachers in East Africa, according to a Daily Mail report.

Kinessa Johnson, a Washington native who served four years in the army as a weapons instructor and mechanic in Afghanistan, decided to join Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife, or VETPAW, a nonprofit an anti-poaching organisation last November.

The nonprofit organization’s website says its mission is to help end the poaching of endangered African wildlife by taking advantage of the skills of U.S. veterans and getting them to help train park rangers.

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