Man Achieves 3 Amazing Career Milestones as a Navy SEAL, Doctor, and Astronaut

When we’re younger, we have a lot of ideas about what we want to be when we grow up. Sometimes, They’re at odds with one another, and we have no choice but to pursue one of them. Dr. Jonny Kim, on the other hand, is not one of them. He had accomplished three incredible career milestones by the age of 37, each of which could have lasted a lifetime. He’s now a NASA astronaut, a Navy SEAL, and a Harvard-educated doctor.

So, how did he manage to do so much in such a short period of time? It helped that he had no notion what he wanted to be when he grew up. It made him more open to new possibilities. Kim initially heard about the US Navy SEALS when he was 16 years old and opted to enlist instead of going to college.

Kim was placed on the elite force and assigned to SEAL Team 3 in order to gain a spot on the Navy SEAL team. He served as a Special Operation Combat Medic, navigator, and sniper during his military service, completing over 100 combat operations over two deployments. He received the Silver and Bronze Stars with distinction before quitting the Navy.

After that, Kim attended the University of San Diego, where he got a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. But arithmetic wasn’t for him, as his time as a SEAL motivated him to pursue his next career goal: becoming a doctor. When he was in the Navy, he felt helpless as he watched his fellow countrymen die in battle. He desired to assist in the “healing of others,” and he has done so. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2016.

He stated, “We are all a lot stronger and more capable than we realise.” “And the SEAL teams taught me that.” And the battle taught me a lot about being a human and having a single-minded desire to make a difference, to do public service.

Kim’s desire to “service humanity” didn’t end at the doctor’s office. He was chosen as an astronaut by NASA in 2017, making him the first Korean American to occupy the role. He’s now a member of NASA’s ARTEMIS crew, and he could be on his way to the moon as early as 2024.