The Beginning of My First Active Duty Assignment

Vanessa R. Melanson, PhD
Government Research
Military Science Research
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So you know the saying, ‘be careful what you wish for, it might come true’?  I hate to say it, but that is how I felt about my first active duty army assignment.   Since I was a teenager, it was my dream to go onto active duty as an Army microbiologist (71A) and get stationed at the United States Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).  So you can image ...