collage of nine individuals in military uniforms
The servicemembers above reflect on the meaning of public service.

“To me, public service is more than just a duty; it’s a calling. It’s about recognizing the interconnectedness of our shared humanity and stepping up to make a difference.” — Jon Moss MC/MPA 2024, U.S. Navy Special Operations (EOD) Officer

Ahead of Veterans Day this year, we asked some HKS students who serve—and have served—in the military: What does public service mean to you? How has your military experience shaped your understanding of and connection to public service?

Read what they shared >>

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