The Quiet Professional

“Joining ROTC was probably the best thing I could have done at that time, when it came to academics, I’d had some transitional difficulties in my teens, and ROTC forced me to keep my grades up and introduced me to people who would be my mentors not only during my youth, but also during my military career.”

Retired Green Beret medic Todd Williams earned three Bronze Stars and two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, among other recognitions, during his 28-year military career. Today, he helps lead nontraditional students, including military veterans with medical experience, on a path toward becoming physician assistants through the UNC School of Medicine’s recently launched Physician Assistant Program.

This program is made possible due to partnerships and generous donations that provide military students scholarship support

“My grandfather was the consummate quiet professional,” Williams said. “He was serious, hardworking, loved to be outdoors fishing and hunting, and participated in the community. He had a huge influence on my decision to pursue a career in the military.”

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