Robert E. Connors 1978
Commander Robert E. Connors majored in psychology at SUNY Albany and received a BA in 1978. At SUNY, he organized and managed the Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service, serving as its Vice President and working to raise money for the organization to buy its first ambulance. This experience led to his interest in healthcare administration. He completed a maters degree in health care administration at George Washington University in 1980. While completing this program, Connors was convinced to seek a commission in the Navy Medical Service Corps, which he was offered and accepted in 1980. Commissioned as a Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Medical Service Corps, Connors rose though the ranks, retiring in December 2000, after 20 years of service and leadership in the Medical Service Corps. This photograph was taken at the US Marine Corps Ball in 1994.