PA student 1 of only 10 in U.S. commissioned into Navy’s Health Services Collegiate Program

LILLINGTON, North Carolina—The U.S. Navy commissioned Daniel Miles, a second-year student in Campbell University’s physician assistant program, into its Health Services Collegiate Program during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon on Campbell’s Health Science Campus.

Miles is one of only 10 students in the nation selected for this exclusive program, which provides a salary, housing allowance, and additional benefits to medical, dental, PA, and other qualifying students while they complete their health professional studies.

“It’s an honor to be selected for this program to serve as a PA,” said Miles, whose wife read him the oath during the commissioning ceremony held in the newly opened Tracey F. Smith Hall of Nursing & Health Sciences. “I get to serve my country while doing what I love.”

Miles is on track to graduate in July. Upon graduation, he will serve as an active duty Navy officer and PA for at least three years.

“We’re proud of Daniel,” said Dr. Thomas P. Colletti, chair and director of Campbell’s PA program, which is a division in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. “He’ll represent us well here and throughout the world. He’s a wonderful candidate with the highest standards.”