Capt. Reese receives medical degree

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Special to the Herald-Tribune

Air Force Capt. Edward D. Reese has graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. The graduate received a medical degree and was commissioned to the rank of captain, with a minimum seven-year active duty service commitment.

The university is a tuition-free institution which manages a graduate nursing school, a graduate school with doctor of philosophy and master's degree programs, and a medical school that prepares men and women to be outstanding health care practitioners, physicians and scientists for careers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and U.S. Public Health Service in service to the nation. The medical school curriculum includes a concentration of preventive medicine, primary care, military medicine, and emergency medicine. The curriculum programs are related directly to force health protection, tropical diseases, disaster medicine, military and public health medical readiness and adaptation to extreme environments.

Reese is a resident physician assigned to the Air Force District of Washington at Joint Base Andrews, Washington, D.C. He has served in the military for four years.

He is the son of Charles Reese, El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Nancy Christensen, Del Ray, Calif.

Reese graduated in 1999 from El Dorado Springs High School, Mo., and received a bachelor's degree in 2008 from California State University at Fresno, Calif.