The "Serving After Service" series examines how Tillman Scholars are serving in news ways to strengthen communities at home and around the world. After 9/11, Greg Freisinger answered the call to serve as an Army officer, deploying with the 84th Engineer Battalion to Iraq and Southeast Asia. Following active-duty, he earned his Ph.D. as a Tillman Scholar in Biomechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University. Now, Greg is teaching the next generation of Army officers at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. As an assistant professor, he is advancing research on human performance and technology to improve the lives of soldiers in combat and injured veterans at home. Learn more about Greg's impact at www.pattillmanfoundation.org.
-- Disclaimer: Greg Freisinger speaks as a private citizen and the views expressed in his interview are his and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the United States Military Academy at West Point or the Department of Defense.
Each story is just one of many scholar stories that the Pat Tillman Foundation is helping to write.
Every year, Pat Tillman Foundation receives thousands of applications from military veterans and their spouses nationwide. Sixty of the best-poised leaders, who show strength in character, academic excellence and incredible potential, are chosen as Tillman Scholars. They are individuals who will apply the best lessons they've learned in life and the military to impact our country for years to come in medicine, business, law, education and the arts. Hear their stories and help support their studies by making a contribution at: www.pattillmanfoundation.org/donate