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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Goose, May 27, 2009.

  1. Goose

    Goose 5-Year Member

    May 27, 2009
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    Hello everyone.

    I live in Illinois, I currently have my eyes set on South Carolina. I'm interested in attending The Citadel as part of the class of 2014. Or ROTC at another college. This is why I am here. I'm a Junior in High School now, only Junior year is going to be slipping into Senior year within the next few weeks.

    It has always been my childhood dream to be an Officer in the Army. It is what I always wanted to do. Most people I know don't think I'm the type. I have been pretty much straying from it because I always thought I just wasn't the type. As I'm at the time where I have to make decisions for my life, I am going to do just that. Others don't think I am a match, but those are other people, not myself. I will be researching my dream now and hope this forum can help.

    I guess I will just ask this question here. Is there a certain type of person fit for the military? What qualities does someone usually have to make them fit for such a career and college?

    Last edited: May 27, 2009
  2. USMAalltheway

    USMAalltheway 5-Year Member

    Apr 16, 2009
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    Welcome to the forums! Cool your from Illinois, what region? I used to live outside Chicago, good times indeed. Anyways, to answer your question, I would think of a person who is fit for the military is a person who has the following: an ardent desire to defend his country, one who has a good sense of leadership, one who is willing to give his all in basically everything he does. Just because people don't think your the type to serve the military doesn't mean your not fit to serve as an officer. If you think you can serve in the military and do your best in it-then forget about the those people who say no to you, by all means serve. I don't look like the type who would serve in military either, nevertheless-I'm doing becuase I love my country dearly and because it's been my dream to be an officer in the military for years. I say go for the gold. Hope that helps! Good luck!:thumb:

  3. America's Finest

    America's Finest 5-Year Member

    Oct 25, 2008
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    Yes, there is. You need a desire to serve and defend the constitution and the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Anything else can be taught to you in ROTC (leadership, physical fitness, etc). As long as you have loyalty and intergrity, you will be an asset.

    Welcome to the forums and good luck!

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