Randy Green ’84

Randy Green ’84

U.S. Air Force Major Randy Green ’84, serving at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Col., has a doctoral degree in physical therapy and is board certified in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. He sent Web Extra these photos and an update. 

During Basic Cadet Training, I field deployed for thirty-five days. In that time, I examined and treated over 660 cadets — 99 percent were able to return to and finish their training. The photo shows me wrapping a cadet’s hand. He had palmar blisters and needed to protect them when crawling on the ground and climbing obstacles.

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Major Green in tent at Jack’s Valley (Site of Basic Cadet Training)


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In this photo, we are celebrating our new $382,000 Physical Therapy Clinic. The painted falcon on the wall is testament to our “warrior” spirit. Left to right: SSgt Matt Bowen, SSgt Nathan McAlister, SrA Ken Schroeder, Maj Randy Green, A1C Diane Healy, SSgt Ed Trias, Capt John McGee


When I first arrived at the United States Air Force Academy, the PT Clinic was literally a “cave” — no ceiling, bare cement floors, unfinished walls, and tired-looking equipment and office furniture. In just a year and a half, I sparked interest and got funding to completely renovate the clinic. I added some cool innovations: a special sport flooring with built-in agility symbols for rehab, a $65,000 aquatic treadmill to rehabilitate cadets with stress fractures or limitations from knee or shoulder surgery, and a nine-foot center ceiling for agility and throwing drills are just a few of the new additions. The USAFA Cadet PT Clinic is now one of the premier sports medicine PT clinics in the military.

September, 2004