I was a junior in high school when 9-11 happened. I wanted to do my part to ensure that something like that could never happen again. I also wanted to see the world and get money for college so I joined the Marine Corps.
I think it is important to show students that joining the military is not something you do if you have no other options. It is something anyone can do and a great way to see the world, serve your country, and pay for college.
I have also served in AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps. I’m currently getting a Masters in Elementary Education. I have also talked with other classes before about my experience in the Marine Corps.
I served in the Marine Corps from 2003-2007. I was in 1/3 Charlie Company stationed in Hawaii, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. After I was honorably discharged I attended UNL and began working at an after school program for sixth through twelfth graders. I really liked working with kids, so I decided to serve in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer. I was placed in Costa Rica and worked with the schools in my site to keep kids off drugs and in school. I’m currently in a Masters program for Elementary Education.
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