2015 Tillman Scholar

Adam James

Air Force
University of Minnesota

“Rattle the gate and let the world know you are here.”

Having served on four separate deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom from 2006-2014, Adam was involved in numerous combat operations. He credits his challenging childhood for his decision to join the U.S. Air Force and ultimately shaping him into the person he is today. Attending the University of Minnesota as a first generation college student, Adam pursued a career as a Doctor of Medicine.

A former Pararescueman, Adam has channeled the grit and drive he learned in service and is now an Emergency Medicine physician in the Air Force. He plans to continue practicing medicine in the Special Operations community and deploying alongside his brothers and sisters in arms.