An officer and a Ph.D. candidate
Charles E. Holland III of Pontotoc, a Ph.D. candidate in physical therapy, was sworn in as a first lieutenant in the Mississippi Army National Guard during a June 20 ceremony at the Guard's Joint Force Headquarters in Jackson. Holland's wife, Paige, and children Zoe and Noah attended the ceremony.
Holland has been assigned to Company C, 106th Brigade Support Battalion (medical), based in Crystal Springs. He will complete his doctorate at the Medical Center while serving in the Guard.
(Photo courtesy of Public Affairs, Joint Force Headquarters, Mississippi Army National Guard in Jackson).