While at Georgia Tech the September 11, 2001 attacks took place making my commitment to the Air Force from one of paying back my scholarship to one of service to my country and defense of my nation. After four rigorous years I received a commission in the United States Air Force to fly F-15E Strike Eagles as a Weapons Systems Operator (WSO). As a WSO I have tw...
As a result, I received a scholarship from the United Negro College Funds, Thurgood Marshal, and A&T Alumni Organization. Though I received those, I am consistently striving for additional because nothing is free in this world, especially a college degree. Furthermore, I accomplished the goal of qualifying for the University’s Deans List by exemplifying outstanding academics and receiving a summer internship offer from XPOLogistics. Along with college, I received a warrior flight award in the ROTC for leading my flight to be more warrior oriented than others. In the same way, I received a warrior spirt award, which represents one cadet that impacts flight morale, flight performance, enthusiasm and more. Lastly, I have received a fitness award, presented to those who scored a 97 or above out of 100 on their physical fitness assessment. Thus far, my college resume is exemplifying exceptional greatness, and that leads me to my career aspirations. My aspirations are to graduate with a business degree, then commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the greatest Air Force ever as a
The clock struck 5:30 pm, it was a Tuesday. I shuffled into my bedroom to get changed into my uniform. It was time to get ready for Cadets. For the last 5 years, Royal Canadian Air Cadets has been a large part of almost everything I am, has structured my life more than anything else, and is essentially my second home. My name, my body, and my identity cannot be described without involving Air Cadets. Not only did it teach me about aviation, leadership, deportment, and citizenship, but was a pivotal point in my life.
I grew up fascinated by airplanes and helicopters, and so becoming a pilot became my dream. Feeling like I owe my country for providing me with my freedoms, I leaned towards the military flight path. As a pilot I want to serve our country and protect her freedoms. America’s next greatest military officers must protect America and her pursuit for freedom, and I want share in the effort of protecting America. Having this dream has made me set some high goals for myself.
Being a part of the JROTC program at my former high school was life changing. The friends I had made, knowledge obtained, and life-saving skills won't leave my mind any time soon. It wasn't difficult, but it certainly was not a cake walk. The events that occurred during those two years I will always remember.
My time with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the United States Army has allowed me to become a well-disciplined and success-driven individual. My service to my country has mostly been in an “Army Contingency Response Force” in Europe. "Sky Soldiers" provide
Many experiences during my career have shaped me for potential success at RMCC as a student. As an experienced Corporal, I have volunteered for many leadership
My instructors saw a light in me that I was oblivious to, and pushed me to chase that light along with my dreams. My first year of JROTC I became a Flight Commander. In the structure of military command, a flight commander is towards the bottom of the totem pole; their task to watch over their flight of students and to command them in drill and everyday class procedures. However, as time went by, I soon rose the ranks becoming the Commander of our Competition Color Guard Team, then Commander of our Operations Squadron, and last but not least, acquiring the highest position within JROTC: Group Commander, with the rank of Cadet Colonel. I went from the shy, reserved person I was to leading meetings, speaking in front of cadets, giving an hour presentation to our Unit Inspector, instructing events, and composing essays for contests. I became heavily involved in a plethora of events ranging from giving out Christmas cards at a local Veteran’s Home, saluting military kids in Snowball Express, and competing at Regional Competitions, gaining over one hundred community service hours in my tenure
A lifetime worth of experience in a short 17 years between two amazingly different jobs. After completing basic training in 2001, I became a mechanic after going through the classes for being a mechanic. I worked on an assortment of vehicles, ranging from a HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) to a small lawn mower because everyone loved to fix them. Being a mechanic is hard work, but very satisfying. Also, I have been a Counterintelligence Special Agent which I helped the Army figure out what classified information the enemy already knows, secrets are not secrets if the enemy already knows. Through my training I can also figure out if my soldiers are lying. I was very fortunate to have served in each career field for eight to nine years.
As a FA officer, I commanded a TA Battery and as a MS I, occupied positions which included Clinic OIC, Brach and Division Chief giving me the experience of supervising both civilian as well as Soldiers. I believe in developing our junior Soldiers. As a senior military scientist, I mentor our civilian, junior officers and enlisted. I give them clear, constructive, candid, and regular feedback to help them grow both personally and professionally. Encourage them to seek out opportunities and to continue their personal education. I believe in honesty, integrity and open and honest communication. I believe in being a good listener, fostering dialogue, and creating an environment where people can speak openly and honestly, without fear.
During 1SG Hoh's tenure in A Co and B Co, 1-223rd Aviation Regiment, he distinguishably in numerous roles to include Standardization Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, Non-rated Crewmember Flight instructor / Standardization Instructor (NRCM FI/SI) course Manager, and First Sergeant. His keen management skill allowed the company to fly over 30.000 flight hours and train over 600 undergraduate and graduate level aviators. His leadership and contributions will have a lasting effect on the company and Army Aviation for years to come.
Before I became a cadet, I had to attend an 18-week leadership academy. I would sacrifice all my Saturday’s to complete my course. Throughout the Leadership Academy, I learned responsibility,discipline, and respect. It has
Of most benefit to me were the Air Force Core Values “Integrity First, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do”. Although very challenged, I was able to demonstrate mutual respect and professionalism to all, even those testing the limits of personal conduct. The year 2016 ended being the year our JROTC program gained national recognition for exhibition teams, and another year the program achieved distinguished unit with
Although at some times challenging, my overall experience was very positive and I learned a great deal during my 47-month experience. I have numerous instructors and tactical officers who pushed me but also believed in me. Their investment in me is the reason that I have been very successful in my professional career. I want to pay forward what they taught me. Especially at West Point, I think teaching can be a conduit about real-life experiences. I want to be on the team of Social Sciences instructors who inspire cadets to realize their potential and therefore offer their best to West Point and to their gaining