I am writing a letter to my congress man Cedric Richmond about why I would like to attend USMA. I was wondering if this would be inapropriate seeing as though he is apart of the local government. I would like to attend the United States Military Academy and serve on active duty as an Army officer to get one of the best educations in nuclear engineering available. It's a chance to use my God-given speed, strength, and intelligence to become a true leader and help support my country. It's also a chance to use what West Point has to offer and bring it back to my life, and I am hoping that West Point can help support me. I would like a nuclear engineering degree from West Point so I can help to recreate a nuclear energy grid in the United States in the face of a dwindling oil supply and over-reliance on foreign energy. I have also always had the dream of helping design new weapons for the military and I believe that nuclear engineering is a great way to realize that dream. I want to use my skills to help lead my country in the place of all those who can't. There are only a select few who are gifted with the ability to help lead the United States to victory no matter the circumstances; I believe I can be one of them. IF I have the opportunity to help my country, then that's exactly what I want to do. Becoming a true leader is one of my lifetime goal of returning home to New Orleans and becoming a leader in the community there as well. New Orleans is rampant with corruption and greed. You can see it in the schools, the streets, even in the people. It's a place that needs a real leader, not scandals and bribes. I'm ashamed to call New Orleans home. But with a West Point education, I believe I can become exactly the leader New Orleans needs, one that can help remediate the deep-seated problems here. It needs a certain type of strength to make it here. It's a strength that I'm only going to find in the Army.