They were medical specialists and transport pilots in some of the world’s most hostile regions. They defended the nation in the cyber realm, and faced their own mortality multiple times a day as explosions erupted around them.
Today their service is of a different kind. They are in hospital rooms and clinics, classrooms and research labs. They are among the hundreds of students who seek careers in health professions after years of military service. They are the 64 students currently attending classes at the Health Science Center while on active-duty military scholarships, and the 433 faculty and staff members who also carry the distinction of being military veterans.