By Nick Sestanovich
Vanden High School’s location just 2 miles from Travis Air Force Base and within a district largely comprised of military families means it is far from uncommon for students to consider military careers after graduation.
As medical science and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students learned Monday, there are many jobs available, even for those who are just looking into the medical field. That lesson came courtesy of Maj. Gen. Michael Talley, commanding general and commandant of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence in San Antonio — and a former Vanden student himself.
Talley talked to students in the school’s library about his time at Vanden, the path that took him to his current role and the different types of medical jobs available within the military.