The Student military Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) organization had three luncheons this week. On Tuesday, the US Army had three of its active duty members discuss and describe life in the Army as a US Army dental officer. On Wednesday, the US Navy sponsored an appearance by LCDR Bracken Godfrey, the dental officer in charge of the Naval station in Portsmouth, NH; a submarine base. Dr. Godfrey was able to describe, on a personal level, his 10 years in the Navy and his role in keeping our sailors ready for 6 month tours under the ocean. On Thursday, the United States Air Force sponsored an appearance of two AF support personnel; an AF dental hygienist with expanded duties and an AF laboratory technician who operates the only AF dental laboratory in New England. Both of these young people were very impressive reminding our students to always treat nicely the person who packs your parachute.
Our big event is our HPSP Senior Night which is scheduled for May 3, 2017. That evening we will be honoring our graduating seniors who are just beginning their military service.