Jonny Kim completed Navy SEAL training, Harvard Medical School, and NASA astronaut training all before his 38th birthday. He enlisted in the Navy lieu of college much to the chagrin of his family. He stuck with his decision and went on to complete over 100 combat operations as a medic, navigator, and sniper. His actions earned him the Silver and Bronze Star with valour.
His experience in war made him want to become a doctor so he began attending classes at Harvard Medical where he graduated in 2016. Citing a greater desire to serve humanity he elected to apply for NASA’s astronaut program. He is the first Korean American astronaut and has been selected for the ARTEMIS team meaning he has the potential to be selected for the mission to the moon in 2024. He is married with two children.