I believe that I am ideally suited for an assignment at the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) because of my eclectic experience throughout my United States (U.S.) Army career ranging from special operations forces (SOF) units and conventional units both tactical and force generation. I have worked at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. This experience runs from team medic through battalion senior operations sergeant major. These positions include working out of the United States Embassies in Mali and Mauritania to being the J3IO Senior Enlisted Leader in Afghanistan. Additionally, I have worked with 5th Special Forces group in Iraq and 3rd Special Forces Group in Afghanistan. Furthermore, I have experience working with U.S. Army Europe and U.S. European Command developing some of the current crisis contingency plans to include the strategic engagement strategy for Civil Affairs and the U.S. Country teams in that area of operations.
During my last year of high school one of my teachers brought up a topic; what is your purpose here? Many of peers are still unable to give a clear answer on what they want to be. I’ve always known deep down that the Army was going to be a major part of my life. I still remember counting down the days of my dad’s deployments. Knowing that my father was helping others who weren’t able to help themselves instilled a great pride in myself. That was one of the reasons why I joined JROTC to help my community and give purpose to young cadets in my high school. Army ROTC will be an extension of how I will be a productive member to our great society. My purpose is to become a better citizen for America, commissioning as an officer in the US Army will not only bring purpose but, discipline in my life as well.
Higher education organizations including community colleges, 4-year public colleges, 4-year private nonprofit colleges, and for-profit colleges have experienced an increase in veteran enrollment over the past few years. A student veteran is defined as, “any student who is a current or former member of the active duty military, the National Guard, or Reserves regardless of deployment status, combat experience, legal veteran status, or GI Bill use” (Vacchi, 2012, p. 17). Today’s veterans come from a demanding environment of high levels of expectations, formal structure, and discipline. Today’s veterans looking to continue education are of higher quality due to increased professional training (Vacchi, 2012).
Through my 3 years of high school, I have become devote to becoming an educated young man for the betterment of society. I have been able to do this as result of the United States Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, JROTC, program in my school where young people are pushed to their physical, mental and social limit by being given leadership positions and opportunities they wouldn’t have had otherwise. For one, the JROTC program has made me a more devote citizen as well as given me the courage to lead by example. Most especially, the Drill Team has given me purpose after school for 2-3 hours each day to be trained and eventually train others. The team taught me the importance of attention to detail in every endeavor. I have since applied
I attend a military school and i have been a part of many leadership roles at Fork union Military Academy. One of my unique experiences was when we were drilling my company to prepare for a parade. I am a day student which places us in our own platoon. In my day student platoon there were no cadets with rank at the time which means we had no particular leader. This was the perfect opportunity for me to take charge and become the temporary leader for the drill. I had no real experience with drilling besides the steps i have learned while being at FUMA for 2 years at that time. . I drilled the cadets in front of the 120 cadets in my company. I did particularly well besides one mistake on a facing movement. Taking this leadership role earned me
Mission statement gives an organization a purpose, this serves as a guideline for members of the organization to keep them focus in accomplishing the organization’s mission. The organizations chosen for this assignment are: The U.S. Army and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. These organizations were created to protect American’s ways of lives. The U.S. Army protects communities in U.S. territory from foreign enemies and the Federal Bureau of Prisons protects members of the community by keeping offenders who threat our safety, away from society.
Kevin grit his teeth. His hands strangled the arms of his blue leather seat that were embroidered with white thread. Fear oozed from every pore within his body. His body tensed as we felt the engine roar, saw the turbines spin, and runway come to life. As the plane’s thrusters kicked in, Kevin shut his eyes, but I didn’t. I stared through my window and watched the runway lights gradually merge into a single line of fluorescent orange. Before I knew it, I was gazing upon Philadelphia, hundreds of feet in the air, illuminated by the light of an afternoon’s sun. Our destination, the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot.
I learned so much about myself and became more confident in who I am. I learned that I am not good at accounting or finance and that you will probably never see me walking down Wall Street. This semester I learned that I have a new passion for health and wellness. I love learning about nutrition and how to fuel your body properly. My business classes taught me how to get out of my comfort zone and be able to present in front of a large number of people. I learned so much about myself that I would not have learned if I did not come to a liberal arts
Identify the part of speech of the italicized word in the following sentence: Unless the platoon is at close interval, all changes in formation are executed with normal interval and distance between files and ranks.
2. Since entering active duty service in January 2004, I have served on every cannon crew member duty position on the M119 Howitzer. Throughout my years of service, I have been in a variety of leadership positions, within my primary MOS, and outside. Currently I am serving as a detail recruiter within the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion. Prior to this, I served as a Ranger Instructor at the 82nd Airborne Pre-Ranger Course, training and evaluating students on all aspects of small unit tactics, from the planning phase to actions on the objective. I have also served as a Provisional Infantry Fire Team Leader, and was selected to be a 60mm Mortar Team Leader while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Despite the challenges of being in
When I first heard about The American Legion Auxiliary Missouri Girls State program, I was instantly elated. Though a cliche, working within the government, whether at a nation or local level, has always been an aspiration of mine. While politics are fascinating, I am more interested in the actual processes of government: they way differing levels are run, the specific jobs open in local government, and the relationships between separate sectors. The true system of government is extremely complicated, and through this program, I would be able to experience every aspect first hand. Set up so beautifully, our government responds to everyone. Yes, passing legislature, changing the world, and even getting elected become long drawn out tasks, but
The transition of soldier’s who serve in our Nation’s honorable military to civilian life can be either a neutral departure, positive or negative experience for the soldier being discharged, as many are unskilled outside of their prior assigned specific military job, however, because of this many decide to attend college to discover more opportunities life has to offer. “Today at many major four-year colleges and universities, there are at least 100 or 200 military service members
I’m determined to attend the United States Military Academy because it’s essential that I obtain the knowledge and experience to overcome challenges that I may endure while leading soldiers and develop the distinguished character of a soldier as a walking symbol of the military to serve my country successfully. I want to fine-tune my military and leadership skills before I graduate as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, earn the best STEM education to reach my goals, and inspire and encourage more women to serve.
I would like to re-apply to the United States Naval Academy. I did not do as well as I wanted to in High School, but I believe that I will receive better grades at Oregon State University, which is where I am attending this coming fall. Why do I think I’ll do better in college than in high school especially when high school is by standards a lot easier than college. Well true I don’t know that I’m going to do better in college, but what I do know is that high school was not challenging for me even though my grades say differently. I know that if there is no competition or challenge that I do worse in school. Really that’s no excuse, I should've challenged myself if no one else was. I was a little let down that I did not get into the Naval Academy, but at the same time I
I believe leadership and service are two of the most important aspects of an individual; they are very telling of someone’s work ethic and internal motivation, and they help drive our nation forward. Without leadership and service, we would not be where we are today. Through the United States Senate Youth Program, I believe I can showcase and further develop my leadership skills, and demonstrate my ability to serve others and truly connect with them. My position as Senior Patrol Leader in my Boy Scout Troop is no doubt the most important feature of my leadership experience. I am currently at the very end of the process of attaining my Eagle Scout rank; by the time Washington Week occurs, I will have been an official Eagle Scout for some time.