As I embark on the newest chapter in my life it occurs to me that I must first take time to fully process and appreciate the magnitude of what it really is to be a Warrant Officer in the United States Army. From my own perspective as well as the perspective seen from society I can see my new responsibilities will hold a paramount position in many different aspects. This being said, I can look forward to a major shift in what my focus will be and how my decisions will directly impact those around me.
I had no idea what I was doing at the age of 18 of I was ready for a change. My first Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) was an Engineer a 12 Charlie; Bridge Crew member. My first duty station was Korea. My leadership in Korea was phenomenal, the comrade between the soldiers in the platoon was that kind of a relationship between siblings that respected and cared for each other regardless of the misunderstandings. My supervisors respected the privacy of every soldier within the platoon, I was never a witness of a soldiers being bash by a supervisor in front of their peers.
Warrant officers are the leaders of their field and experts in their trade. As such, they must be reliable, technically and tactically proficient, quick learners, and self-motivated, traits I already possess. I believe I have the necessary skills, experience, and leadership abilities to be a great asset to the Army as a Warrant Officer. I have more experience and training than most of my peers considering warrant officer as their next step. I have proven to be a dependable, capable, driven and a proactive non-commissioned officer throughout my career and have always sought out positions of higher responsibility. I am always looking for a challenge and expect to excel each time. I have distinguished myself from my peers by taking on extra responsibilities
I am Cadet Captain Mejia and I have been in JROTC my whole high school career (4 years). It has been a crazy 4 years, from being cadet of the month my freshmen year to being color guard commander my senior year. JROTC has been a roller coaster for me, I loved JROTC my freshmen year. I did everything my first year in JROTC, I was in color guard, drill team, unarmed drill team, and raiders team! I did almost all color guard performances.
When I first entered this program I was a shy and insecure little girl who had no idea what she wanted in life. I started as a squad leader, in charge of about 5 people. I later moved on to a staff position, I currently serve as the Chief of staff. As chief of staff, I help ensure that all officers under
First month of Warrant Officer Basic Course The role of the military officer today is very complex, challenging, and very rewarding. The transition into Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) has displayed a few of those characteristics. Upon arrival to the WOBC we as newly appointed Warrant Officers were welcomed with open arms. Not only was the students eager to get started and to begin learning on how to become future 131As but the instructors were as eager to coach, influence and direct the class in the direction needed not only becoming newly certified 131A but to become the future of the 131A cohort. During our first few weeks at WOBC we continued to get acclimated with the new surroundings of Fort Sill and continued to get accustomed to the transition from being enlisted to the officer branch.
I want to be like Chris Kyle because of his perseverance, dedication, and determination. I learned that all the branches of the military work together. I also learned that the branches of the military request for a certain position and then they get what is available no matter the branch. Also, I learned that soldiers get stars for their work in combat. Another thing that I learned was that soldiers pack a lot for deployment unlike what I thought that they packed hardly anything due to the circumstances of having a lot of people coming at one time.
Ever since I can remember, I have always felt a calling to serve my country. One of the reasons for my calling of service has been the influence of my family throughout my childhood. My father was a lieutenant in the Army National Guard prior to being injured and placed a high importance on honor and commitment. In addition, one of my Great Grandfathers was a Marine Captain in the Pacific Theatre during WWII and my other Great Grandfather was seriously injured during the Battle of Guam. As a child, I looked up to my dad and grandparents because I knew that they had taken a stand to protect our country.
Throughout my childhood and adolescent years, I always had a dream of joining the military. Though it was a choice, I still did not have any inside information of what it would be like, and the requirements and specifics of the Army. It wasn't until 2005 when I decided to join the United States Army that all my concerns and questions were answered by a recruit; and I was guided through the whole process to enter and prep for the Army. If it was not for the confidences and motivation of my recruiter back in 2005, I might have not made my leap and probably would not be in this uniform today. Becoming a member of the United States Army recruiting team means having a physical and mental toughness in order to perform efficiently.
I did the training for two years, then the program, and I did about two hundred hours of ridealongs, and that's when I realized I wore my heart on my sleeve a little bit too much to be an officer, and so I decided to go to law school instead. When I was applying to law school, I thought, "I need to travel to see the world before I hit this path. " So I
The 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) (TSC) promoted one of its own today. It was a true honor to be a part of Athena Oliver’s promotion from chief warrant officer three (CW3) to the rank of CW4. The Army has a unique esprit de corps, as we work, train, and fight beside each other in the tireless effort to protect the American people and preserve our way of life. Through war and peace, the Army is a professional organization—a Family. Warrant officers are highly skilled, single-track specialty officers, the ranks CW2 through CW5, are commissioned by the President of the United States and take the same oath as regular commissioned officers (O 1 to O 10).
1st Choice Interview: MPO-III Shelton Brown knowledge of the Gang function, Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety, Intelligence Function and planning & research is very impressive. Also, Brown skills as a Field Training Officer, Street Crime Officer and his involvement with the Faith Base Community will aid in the development of assigned personnel under his leadership. Brown was able to articulate the furtherance of the Agency Mission by challenging officers to be resourceful by using community sources when addressing crime which is consistent with the Community Policing Philosophy of our agency. In addition, Brown understands the challenges our agency will face in the future and suggested that our agency prepare for those challenges by engaging the community in the problem solving process.