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PSL Alum Brian Martin awarded Hodson Star Scholarship

Brian Martin, an aviator in the Army Reserve, missed his graduation last year from the School of Education’s Public Safety Leadership Program because of his third deployment to the Middle East.

But this year was the charm. After earning his master’s degree in management, Martin walked across the stage in front of his fellow Johns Hopkins graduates and some members of last year’s graduating class who were on hand to congratulate him.

The father of three from Dorchester County, Md., has been an Army pilot for 24 years – six of them on active duty and 18 as a reservist. Now a pilot with the Maryland Natural Resources Police, he has served two tours of duty in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and two Air Medals.

Martin’s academic life is just as decorated. He was awarded the Hodson Star Scholarship for veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The scholarship benefits undergraduate and graduate students at Johns Hopkins as well as Hood College, St. John’s College and Washington College.

See Brian's story about his PSL experience: