New Member
Apr 22, 2022

Hello everyone, nice to meet you all.

I'm very new to this- so please bear with me for a while.

I am currently a 16 year old high school junior in Georgia going into the mechanical engineering field. As of now, I'm not actively trying to get into any military programs at the moment due to my parents not being very supportive of this career choice despite my efforts to convince them otherwise. It's a bit harder to manage all of my plans because of the parental consent forms, but overall I am willing to take the extra steps in getting to my goal even without the support of my family.
When it comes to academics, I'm not exactly a shining student since rocking a less-than-favorable GPA of 70%/1.7 in my freshman year is backfiring in terms of qualifying for the various scholarships offered by the ROTC programs. (Although in my defense, I was 13 at the time and barely spoke English.) I do make up for this by having a relatively high SAT and ACT score while also being a native speaker of two languages and fluent in another two.
Some of my other interests include welding & soldering, art/design, programming, and flying (Private pilot, passed but waiting to be 17 to be fully licensed). Flying has always been fascinating to me, and it was one of the main things that drew me to the military- specifically the Air Force / Navy- apart from my general interest in serving.
Right now I'm planning going to a college for a 4-year degree while being in the AFROTC and get a scholarship in/after my freshman year, then serving for longer than the 4 year requirement.

Thank you for reading my introduction! I hope to see everyone around. :)
Welcome aboard. You can probably turn that freshman year experience to your advantage in an essay or interview.

The military offers great opportunities to young adults, far better than the civilian world.

Good luck.