“Discuss your reasons for wanting to become a Naval Officer.” What does the word Officer mean? Dictionary.com describes an Officer as a person who holds a position of rank or authority in the army, navy, air force, or any similar organization, especially one who holds a commission. However, being an officer is much more than a position you hold, it is an emotion, a feeling. Being an Officer means pride, bravery, integrity, patriotism and an absolute sense of allegiance. Being an Officer is an obligation to behave as if the world is watching, because it is. America is at the center of the global stage and our actions as individuals and as a country can affect the entire world. This leaves us with a sense of responsibility to stand against the tides of injustice and oppression and to behave with the highest moral character. I recently visited Pearl Harbor and while I was there a group of Navy Officers were also touring the Harbor. When I looked at those Officers I knew, for sure, that was what I wanted to do with my life. I have always looked up to those who serve in the military. My family raised me to respect and be thankful to them for their sacrifices. Being a Naval Officer would be one of my greatest accomplishments. I strongly believe that everyone deserves the freedom we so often take for granted here. As a Naval Officer I would have the opportunity to be part of a team that fights for not only our freedom but for the freedoms of others. It is a position of high honor to be chosen to guard the American way from those who wish it harm. The position of Naval Officer is a position you work towards, it is something you earn. I have been working towards this my entire life. While kids around me began to drink and do drugs I was never even tempted. I knew that my life was going to mean more than that. I always reminded myself that to get where I want to go I have to work harder. My dreams are worth more to me than the temporary highs you get from the drugs and alcohol. My dreams are lifelong. I have never taken the easy road through life and I rarely go with the flow. I love a challenge and set high goals for myself. Being a Naval Officer is a job that would provide me with one challenge after another. You work hard to get there and you never stop working. A Naval Officer is never off-duty because, in and out of the uniform, he or she is always representing America’s finest. I want a job where I will be able to inspire people, learn new things, and get new experiences every day. I want a job that will make me proud. I want to be an Officer in the United States Navy.