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  1. Raptor Factor

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    Hi everybody,

    I'm hoping to get into the USAFA Class of 2018! I'm new to this forum so I'd like to say a little about myself.

    I run XC & track and I love flying; I'm a student pilot. I also do Tae Kwon Do and I'm involved in a good amount of leadership. I hope to be an AF or Navy Fighter pilot if I go to one of the academies or rotc. I went to USAFA SS Session 1 Element B9...anybody go that week?

    If anyone wants to critique my NROTC essay on my reasons for wanting to become an officer that would be awesome! Here it goes:

    As an American it can be easy to forget how blessed we are as nation and how much has been sacrificed to preserve our invaluable freedom. It is that very freedom and the Constitution that secures it that I would take great honor in defending. As I have learned about our nation’s unique history and the armed forces that protect our way of life, I’ve found that one of the best ways that I can serve my country is by becoming a Naval Officer.

    My maternal grandfather served in the Navy Reserve as a crewmember onboard a PBY. My paternal grandfather, my father, and all three of my uncles are pilots, all but one of them commercial. One of my uncles worked on avionics in the Navy before he went on to become an Alaskan bush pilot. Having such strong family heritages in the Navy and in aviation naturally lead me to want to become a Naval Aviator. I have been around airplanes my whole life, flying in the copilot seat since I was a toddler. Formal lessons began over a year ago and my first solo flight was last September in a Cessna 172. The Navy offers an exciting opportunity to combine my passion for aviation with my love for my country.

    While I savor the challenge of pursuing a career in Naval Aviation, I also know that I will find service to my country as a Naval Officer in any capacity to be highly rewarding. No matter what career I embark upon, the privilege and responsibility of leading fellow sailors in service of America is something that I thoroughly look forward to. I want to become a Navy Officer because I am drawn to the higher calling the position entails, a calling to be an integral part of something greater than myself.

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  2. Spud

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    If Navy is so great for you, why do you want to go Air Force?
     
  3. Raptor Factor

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    I'm keeping all my options open, but USAFA is my first choice and USNA is my second.
     

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