In general, I want to join the nation’s greatest organization. The US Army is considerably the most well respected institutions this nation has to offer. The honor of literally joining the ranks of so many great men and women is extremely important to me as an individual. I want to serve this country any way I can and becoming an Army Officer is definitely one way I can contribute. Giving back to the country that has brought me such an incredible life is something that I sincerely believe to be the most important aspect in my drive to become an officer.
There were many influences in my life that led me to joining the Air Force. The example that my family set was the foundation for my desire to serve one of the strongest military services in the world. My personal experiences in civil engineering provided me with the understanding of mission importance from an early stage. While serving as a pilot in the Air Force rescue community I have become one who understands the value our country places on the life of an American service member. This essay is about my strong family heritage of serving in the military and why I joined the Air Force, some of my personal experiences that are memorable since joining, and my current role in supporting the Air Force and Joint mission.
SSG Minahan was the standard by which I measured myself and other NCOs by. His influence has guided me through my career as I have developed my own leadership legacy. I hope to also leave such a lasting legacy when my service to the Army and the Nation ends. SSG Minahan was one of those NCOs that could run for
Finally we deliver a comprehensive fitness mission capable of sustaining our force keeping them fit to fight. Each of these mission sets represent basic needs both at home and in a deployed environment. Indirectly our services affect retention of Air Force families, as it’s commonly understood “while we recruit the member, we retain the family.” From childcare, to youth programs, bowling alleys or golf courses; our job is to help the military family feel welcome and cared for while their loved one is selflessly serving their country. I’m proud of my service; incredibly appreciative of the experiences I have had since joining the Air Force and truly feel what I do makes a difference, Having not known exactly what I would do when I grew up, I candidly cannot think of anything else I would rather do.
I have been very successful as a cryptologist, promoting to the highest enlisted rank. The Navy has also provided me with advanced training that will make me marketable in the civilian sector when I choose to depart the service. And while I do miss Frankfort from time to time, the Navy has given me the opportunity to get out of my hometown. I realize that the reasons I have chosen to continue my service to my country are far different than the reasons I initially chose to join. I love being a part of something greater and having a sense of purpose.
I have always been a leader in my family, my community, and in my life in general. I like to not just be in charge but, I like to inspire those around me. I enjoy setting the example for those around me to follow. I want to be and officer so that I can be the example for the new soldiers who come in full of ambition and dreams. I want to be the leader they can trust and follow into any situation no matter what it is.
My research has confirmed my decision to major in aerospace engineering, and has sparked my continuing interest in aerospace engineering research. My research has been incorporated into the two required freshman aerospace labs, ASE1013 and ASE1023. I want to continue researching throughout my college experience with the professors and students who have become my teammates. My research has made me realize that my dream of being an aerospace engineer is not just a child's whim, but a very realistic goal. Also essential to a career in aerospace engineering is the Cooperative Education Program.
Adjustment and Self-awareness Being a part of the military was a part of my dreams since my childhood, and my dreams came true when I became a midshipman in the Turkish Naval High School. I managed to be an international midshipman in the USNA when I prevailed among all of my classmates. I was successful, but inefficient and exhausted. In other words, I was putting effort in academics and leadership, and in everything more than normal. What I realized is that “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” (Karelitz).
Thereof, there is no doubt in my mind this is a donning task, which take an individual like myself with high motivation to do this job. I’m very optimistic that when I join the recruiting team, I will make a great difference by recruiting some of the best and well qualify civilians, which would make our Army one of the best among other
NROTC is a stepping stone for young men and women in college who pursuing a commission in the United States military. Each person has their own gaps analysis starting with their career objectives, then their strengths, followed by obstacles that they need to overcome, as well as expectations and feedback to successfully fulfill their goals. To better prepare myself, I have to reflect each of these steps to successfully accomplish my goals as a college student and as I pursue a commission as a naval officer. As a college student, I plan to excel and successfully complete all my course work and earn a degree in Aerospace Engineering. I hope to continue on with my goal to become a naval officer, but it first starts with my actions as a student at the University of Oklahoma and will carry on till I graduate from college.