Being an army officer is not an ordinary profession. It requires commitment, dedication, loyalty, selflessness and a whole lot more qualities that makes a person go the extra mile for his country. I have thought long and hard, and without any shadow of doubt, I know that I am ready and prepared to join the army. I want to be an army officer because I strongly believe in the fundamental ideas that this country is founded on, and I am willing to give my life to preserve and protect them.
Embarking on this mission is an extreme challenge, and I can say with confidence that I have been looking forward to this moment for as long as I remember.I graduated with a degree in Psychology from Wesley college in Dover and as early as college, I mustered the strength to overcome adversities. I was part of the defensive side of the football team and as the season went on, it became clear that this strategy will not help us win the competition so I had to switch roles from an adversary to a benefactor.
I was not particularly fond of the idea, but at that time, I knew that I had to do it for the team.I also had a chance to work for New Behavioral Network for two years. The company was contracted out by the state to work with children suffering from mental disorders. The company gave me the responsibility of creating and implementing a treatment plan with the therapist.
I also experienced working in the security department of Bubbas Rock Shack for three years. I covered a large portion of the club with three other security personnel. The owner wanted to resolve conflicts as peaceful as possible, so I was instructed to use verbal persuasion to resolve potential conflicts and to use force as the last option. As a result, my communication skills were honed, and I learned how to be direct and show sympathy at the same time.The biggest test of perseverance in my life happened during my last two years in college. My best friend from high school, both my grandmothers, my two aunts and uncle died within a span of less than 18 months. Just when I thought that my life hit rock bottom, my mother was diagnosed with cancer and my girlfriend for 7 years broke up with me.Overcoming death and adversity at an early age gives a man a whole new perspective and attitude in life. Making sacrifice for the football team shows that I have loyalty, selfless service and commitment. Moving on through life despite the simultaneous loss of loved ones shows my personal courage and focus, and performing the task entrusted by the employer shows that I have integrity and work ethics.I am aware of the qualifications that the army is looking for in a man, and I can say with utmost confidence that I have what it takes to serve this country not because of everything I went through but mainly because I am willing to devote my whole life and sacrifice my self for it.