One of these individuals is my dad. My dad graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and has served in the Air Force for over 20 years. I have a sense of the challenges from his experiences that I will face at a service academy. People often ask why I want to go to a service academy, knowing what I am going to be facing and my answer is always the same; I want to protect the freedom that others have protected for me. I want to join the Americans, living and deceased, who have fought to protect our
I had originally thought higher education and military service were mutually exclusive until I learned about the top level education provided at the various officer academies. I highly value knowledge and intellect and have always strived to distinguish myself from others in the areas of mathematics and science. I believe that the Naval Academy will provide me a an excellent learning environment with other cadets that also value education, hard work, and moral integrity. The academy also gives me an opportunity to become a commissioned Naval Officer. Becoming a Naval Officer and serving the country in the U.S. Navy will help me become a more knowledgeable and stronger individual, allow me protect this country while honoring all the men and women who have served in this nation's military since 1775, and making sure this country’s veteran’s sacrifices were not in
My goal of serving our country with meaningful purpose and responsibility is clear to me. I am confident that attending the United States Naval Academy is the most effective way for me to achieve this objective, and for this reason, I request your
I have aspired to attend a service academy since I entered high school in 2012. My interest in attending a service academy is derived from my goal to serve as an officer in the military. While many other universities offer quality educations, the service academies teach beyond the typical academic subjects. The academies instil values of duty, country, and honor in each individual that graduates from the academies. Furthermore, he academies are challenging programs with a commitment to serving the nation upon graduation and I am sure I am up to the challenge. Another reason that I want to attend a service academy is, throughout my life as a military child, countless service members have inspired me to join the military with their selflessness
I would like to get into the AVID program because I want to improve academically and also because i will work hard to do my best. Because my parents are struggling because they didn’t finish school and also working hard because their jobs are low salary jobs, is shaping me to appreciate my education and opportunities. I have accomplished a lot of great academic achievements in all my years in middle school. My goals are that my future is bright due to all my hard work. This is why I believe I’m an excellent candidate for
Service academies have proved throughout history that they are capable of producing some of the most influential military leaders . One example being Chester Nimitz , a fleet admiral in world war two who was the commander in chief of the pacific fleet. Chester Nimitz was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and there he received what has become my reasons for attending a service academy. I wish to attend a service academy because its alumni have proven repeatedly to have received quality education, preparation and a challenge that prepared them for the stresses of leading troops in difficult times.
The choices that Erik made throughout his life never came without consequences, many of his choices, whether they were choices directed to him or not, affected Paul. Paul illustrates this idea by saying, “When we moved to Houston, when Erik was eleven, he realized that football was the star attraction,”(Bloor 29) This is talking about the “birth” of the “Erik Fisher Football Dream”; Erik use to play soccer and was successful at it, but he realized that football was the place to be if he wanted attention. Paul could’ve started playing soccer at that time as well and Erik didn’t want to risk being outshined by his younger brother. Another way Erik affected Paul, in a more indirect way, was when Arthur becomes Erik’s crony, “What will Arthur do
I spoke with Gina Massie, she had amazing things to say about the program. One of my fraternity brother “Ryan Gougis” was an intern in Springfield in which he mentioned this opportunity as well. The Paul Simon Institute had great feedback for the success rate of this program. I spoke with Linda Baker briefly about the program when she was at SIUC this week, and she gave me positive feedback as well as the encouragement to complete the application.
I stopped procrastinating projects, I practiced color guard every day to make myself a better performer, and I got into the habit of studying despite feeling like I didn't need to. I took the initiative in all that I did and held myself to a higher standard, having finally learned it was best to lead by example; My siblings would grow up watching their sister work hard to succeed, and my work ethic rubbed off on them. What makes me a unique candidate for the Calhoun Honors College is not just that I am mature, but the way in which came to be that way. I haven't just learned the meaning of responsibility, I've shared it. I wasn’t just born mature, I’ve grown to live with it. As such, the maturity I gained is a unique response to a fairly common situation. I may be “wise beyond [my] years”, as parents and other adults have noticed, but I am also young enough to recognize I still have a life before me and plenty of lessons to learn, some of which I am hoping to gain from the Calhoun Honors
I want a career at NSA because at the NSA I will be able to use the skills that I have gained throughout my life to best protect and defend my country. Since around my freshman year of highschool I have felt a calling to serve my country, this calling urged me to explore the military and other public service careers. However, I felt my skills of technology and engineering were not quite what the military was looking for. So I explored further and found the NSA, an agency, part of the Department of Defense, that could allow me to use my skills to best serve my country. The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program would be most beneficial to me and the United States because it will allow me to build further on the skills I know now through a college education, summer internships, and finally a guaranteed employment for my country.
I would like to be a part of the WSU Army ROTC program because I have a lot of potential to offer and I want to develop into a full fledged Army officer. The military path is something I have always wanted to pursue since junior year of high school. The influence of growing up in a Navy family helped shaped my decision to enlist in the Army National Guard. I was fortunate enough to be advanced from PV2 to PFC at the end of BCT on November 2016. During Initial Entry Training I realized that my goals and beliefs were aligned with beliefs such as the Army Values and LDRSHIP principles. After learning about the Army values and LDRSHIP principles, I integrated these beliefs into my everyday life as a soldier and a working student.
My primary reason for wanting to attend West Point Military Academy and serve as an active duty U.S. Army officer is to become the best version of myself that I can possibly be and to further hone my innate abilities and unique skill set to serve my country to the best of my ability, and help make the world a better place both on and off the battlefield.
Scott Joplin, commonly known as the "King of Ragtime" music, was born on November 24, 1868, in Bowie County, Texas near Linden. Joplin came from a large musical family. His father, Giles Joplin was a musician who had fiddled dance music while serving as a slave at his master's parties. His mother, Florence Givens Joplin, born free and out of slavery, sang and played the banjo, and four of his brothers and sisters either sang or played strings.
Leadership Development, and the desire to serve my country are two main reasons that have guided my life towards wanting to attend a service academy. Always having to ability to demonstrate great leadership has been an extraordinary part of my life. I have had the opportunity to meet past graduates, and they showed me how services academies take special pride in developing there cadets into fine young men and women. The United States Military Academy produced several people (ex: Robert E Lee, Ulysses S. Grant) who are not only prodigious leaders, but have had a tremendous impact on the U.S.A itself. Personally, I have always believed that everybody has the duty to serve their country in some sort of way. Being able to attend a Service Academy
The Entertainer composed by Scott Joplin, was created because, rag time in the 1902 was extremely popular between 1897- 1917 . Moreover this music piece is resurrected for our entertainment in the 1973 Oscar-winning movie ‘The String’