The Military has always been a dream of mine that I have been longing to fulfill ever since joining JROTC at my old high school. There are numerous reasons on why I want to be part of the most dominant force the world has ever seen, the United States armed forces with a special emphasis on the Army itself. Being in the military is not just a wish of mine and most definitely without a doubt not something I am going to do for the money nor for the lack of nothing else to do. I want to join the Army ROTC program because I know for an absolute fact that the program can change me as a person and that I can immensely benefit the Army and our country by being an officer that young men and women need during both difficult and dangerous situations.
Additionally, I’ve also aspired from a young age to protect and serve my country in the armed forces, and believe the ROTC program to be an invaluable opportunity to realize this ambition, advancing myself not only as a future Military Intelligence Officer, but also with the leadership skills demanded upon by Officers in the United States Army. When growing up my mom had to work three different jobs just to support my two sisters and myself. Then, she meet my stepfather who was honorable discharged out from the Army to take care of his parents. Every so often, he would tell me stories of what he learned and how much he had changed from after graduating high school to graduating basic and even to MOS school. When I found out my high school had an Army JROTC program, I was so excited to join and have that experience of leadership and to explore all the teams that were there.
The training given by the Army ROTC will definitely help me with my degree in Criminal Justice and hopefully with my MOS as 31D. When one chooses a career, like the Army, they should love or at least desire to love their career choice before even considering the idea of fully obligating themselves to their job. Therefore, a career is not just someone’s job but their life or true passion. Furthermore, I value the leadership skills taught by AROTC and hope to develop them further within myself, recognizing their applicability not only as an officer, but also in every aspect of daily life.
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