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First Lt. Harner

Wofford in the military: First Lt. Jessica Harner '13

From MP to PA

Lt. Col. Todd Burroughs ’94 isn’t the only Wofford graduate stationed with The Old Guard. First Lt. Jessica A. Harner ’13 has been with the 289th Military Police Company since March 2016. She, however, won’t be with 4th Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment much longer.

After serving as executive officer at Fort Myer, Va., and previously as military police platoon leader at Fort Campbell, Ky., Harner applied to the Interservice Physician Assistant Program.

“I realized that I wanted to work at the forefront of Army medicine,” says Harner, who majored in Chinese at Wofford. “Being a PA in the Army allows me a chance to lead medics and care for soldiers.”

This fall Harner will transfer to Fort Sam Houston in Texas to begin school. After graduating, she will serve as a brigade physician assistant then plans to apply for the Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency.