FORMER UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN BADGER FOOTBALL PLAYER JOINS U.S. ARMY TEAM
Spec. Hegeman Tiedt enlists in the Army as a combat medic specialist
By Luke Petrovich, Milwaukee Army Recruiting Battalion November 2, 2020
Burlington, WI – Teamwork and dedication have been an important part of Hegeman Tiedt’s life. As a member of the University of Wisconsin Badger football team for three years, he had those values instilled in him on a daily basis. Now he is ready to put on a new uniform as he enlists into the United States Army as a combat medic specialist.
There are countless similarities between a competitive football team and a U.S. Army unit. As Tiedt put it, “The Army offers a very similar brotherhood and team atmosphere, especially when it comes to great work ethic.” Indeed Tiedt’s work ethic has already started to pay off as he will enter the Army with an airborne contract and the rank of specialist.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and a certificate in criminal justice, Tiedt wanted to find a career where he could help others. When asked why he choose to join the U.S. Army, Tiedt said, “I wanted to be a part of something much bigger than myself, to serve and give back to my country and community.”
Not only will Tiedt be helping his fellow soldiers in his chosen career path as combat medic specialist, he noted, “I’m looking forward to be able to not only serve my country but also to learn skills that I can carry into a civilian career”. With his training as a medic in the Army, Tiedt will be able to obtain helpful certifications and experience in the health field or as an emergency medical technician.
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