30 March 2011

From the trenches of big business to the front lines of Afghanistan

Capt. Douglas ‘Doc’ Powell, brigade surgeon assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, left his job as a business executive for Burton Snowboards at the age of 40 to attend medical school and become a doctor for the U.S. Army. Powell, a native of Middlebury, Vt., is now working as a medical doctor on the front lines of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is currently serving at Camp Nathan Smith in order to oversee operations at the Troop Medical Clinic there. Photo: Sgt. Breanne Pye.

A story of an extraordinary life journey made by an extraordinary man - Dr. (Captain) Douglas Powell, who left his job as a business executive to attend medical school at age 40 and become an Army doctor. Part 1, part 2, and part 3, all at DVIDS.

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