Throughout my education and travels, I have come to understand the principles upon which the United States was built and has flourished, a country of beliefs andideals, of culture, greatness, freedom, and opportunity. Now that is truly something worth preserving, protecting and fighting for! I am honored to say that the shorttime spent serving my country in Korea has made me realize this.
I want to become an Officer to help uphold the high standards of the Army Officer Corps,become an enhanced leader, and to make a difference in today’s Army. I want to be the leader, the tactical and technical expert everybody turns to for the answers andresults that they need quickly and efficiently. I want to train, mentor, and motivate my subordinates to excel at every task that is placed before them. I feel I canaccomplish all of these tasks by learning what the Officer Candidate School has to offer. Society expects me to do what is legally and morally right all the time. Theywill expect me to lead, train, and look after the welfare of their sons and daughters who are soldiers in our modern military. I also will be expected to uphold andlive by all seven of The Army values twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The values apply to every soldier that puts on a uniform. These values provide a leaderwith a guideline to constantly make the right decision no matter what the circumstances may be.
It would truly be an honor to serve my country, the UnitedStates of America, the ‘shining city on the hill’ and all it stands for. To serve and protect with honor and integrity, that is why I want to be an Army Officer.
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