I went to my first air show at Joint Base McGuire-Dix when I was 6 years old. This immediately sparked my interest in the military, and later on the Marine Corps.
Call to Action
I grew up with a love for the military, more specifically the Marines. I aspired to one day be a Marine, and most of my childhood revolved around the military.
When I was 14 I began working out and losing weight in order to prepare for the harsh conditions of boot camp. I was preparing myself mentally and physically to become a Marine.
Marine Corps Recuiting
Crossing the Threshold
Finally when I knew it was time, I went to my local recruiting office. This began my journey of becoming a Marine.
Armed Forces Career Center
My recruiter began guiding me through the process of enlisting. He gave me all the information I needed and taught me exactly what the process consists of. Finally we signed the papers and so began my journey into the Marine corps.
Mentor Teaches the Lead
The most important part of enlisting takes place at MEPS. This is where I took the ASVAB and went through medical screening to see if I am qualified for the military. It is here that they discovered my irregular heartbeat, and so began my first challenge.