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Father Inspired to Serve By His Children

  • Published
  • By TSgt Jeremy J. McClure
  • 185th ARW
Most service members join the military after high school or college when they are in their late teens or early twenties. However, the 185th's newest member did not follow that pattern. Major (Dr.) Glenn Harden entered military service for the first time at age 56. The swearing in ceremony took place with members of his family present on May 1, 2010 at the 185th ARW Base. Major Harden will be assigned to the 185th Medical Group as a flight surgeon.

Although Maj. Harden has not served before, his family is very familiar to military life. His son, Josh Harden, is an active duty Marine and is married to an active duty Sailor. His daughter is a former Army officer and her husband is an active duty Marine Lt. Col. Their service inspired him to serve his country as well and they were very supportive of his decission.

"When I told my son-in-law about this he said that the 185th is a great group and have flown his Marines out of Afghanistan," Maj. Harden said at his swearing in ceremony

Originally from Kansas, Maj. Harden was trained in medicine at the University of Kansas Medical School. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Family Practice. He is also part owner of Northwest Iowa Emergency Physicians Group and can be found in the ER of Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA when not in uniform.