Serving the military: Brody alum taking national position

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Serving members of the military has been something Major General Jeffrey Clark has done since graduating from the Brody School of Medicine in 1984.

Maj. Clark now oversees Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. In a few months, he will be starting a position with the newly formed National Defense Health Agency as director of healthcare operations. The agency will oversee all military hospitals in the country.

Maj. Clark said his time at Brody prepared him for what he has been able to do since.

“Maintaining folks health so they’re ready to do what the nation needs them to do, but also recognizing that there are challenges to serving in the military, and things we ask our families to do,” he said.

He said it is an honor to be able to serve in the medical field, while also wearing the uniform of the United States.

Maj. Clark attended Brody on an ROTC scholarship. On Friday, he met with current Brody students on the same path he was on in school.

One of them was 2nd year medical student Caitlyn Mosteller.

“I’m not actively out on the battle field fighting, but I can do my part to serve those individuals and serve the country at large,” Mosteller said.

Mosteller was awarded the Health Professions Scholarship with the Navy. In return, she will serve for four years after residency. She said have Maj. Clark speak to students was inspiring.

“I think it’s extremely encouraging to know that he went here and he sat through the exact same classes I did,” she said.

Maj. Clark will be honored as one of four distinguished alumni by ECU during homecoming weekend.

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