I interviewed my neighbor SFC Vaca for my veterans essay. SFC Vaca join the Army in 1988. He was only eighteen years old and straight out of high school. He did his basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey. After completing his basic training he headed off to AIT, in Ft Eustis, Virginia.
I wanted to learn more about the agency I am working for, that is the sole reason I chose this agency over the others. In order for me to become the qualified candidate for the SDCDA, I needed to be an undergraduate student at a college or university and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. I also needed to take the minimum required amount of units which is 12 units per semester. My personal experience in becoming a student worker for this agency took a couple of months. I had my interview in January with the Vista County employer and once they decided that I was fit for the job, they put me through a two month background check that consisted of a background application which included references, job experience, family information, academic grades, and every possible little detail they wanted to know about me.
My experience and proficiency with programming languages, linear algebra, algorithms and database concepts is supported by the following facts: Undergraduate and Graduate School Coursework: 1. In the 3rd semester of my undergraduate program, I had to take a C, C++ programming course and a programming lab. These courses introduced me to both the theoretical and practical applications of the programming languages. 2. I was a math minor at Vanderbilt University and took multiple mathematics courses such as linear optimization, non-linear optimization and error-correcting codes to meet the degree requirements.
Still to this day, it has become a habit of mine to read any random piece of writing to ensure my understanding continues to grow. Reading and writing have been a struggle for me since a young age. Even though I still consider it to be one of my weaknesses, I am very pleased with how far I have come. I hope that in the future, I am able to continue my desire for reading and writing to ensure that I am able to better communicate with others that I come in contact with my daily
On 26th of Dec 2001, I joined the Army and was shipped to BCT (basic combat training) the following January. I spent nine weeks in BCT and went through the soldering process at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After that, I stayed an additional 6 weeks to specialize in my MOS. Once I graduated the last part of training, I arrived at my unit located in Lakeland, FL and was received by a squad leader and the platoon sergeant. They took me under their care and taught me the ropes.
In December of 2008, I completed a Certified Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician course at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. I applied for my CNA License after passing my exam but, was denied at that time. The state board stated that not enough time after absolute discharge had passed for a 2001 felony conviction (I needed to wait 5 years after complete discharge and it had only been 4 years). Even though I did not get my CNA license at the time, I was still given a chance to work at a local hospital as a PCT, because a CNA license was not required for employment and I had already received my Level One Fingerprint Clearance card under the Good Cause Exemption from Arizona Department of Pubic Safety. I have been working at this
It then was passed down through generations eventually becoming my grandmothers. I attended Martin Luther King Jr. School there in the Lower Ninth Ward. That part of city basically was on own little city inside of one, it multiple schools, grocery stores, doctor offices etc., basically all of human being necessities in order to survive and live comfortably. It wasn’t till the year of 2005 when everything drastically changed for me. Hurricane Katrina hit and caused my family to have to relocate to Houston, Texas where we spent almost 2 years being classified as a refugee.
As a private in the military I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to study for college or even if I wanted to go to college until I became a Noncommission Officer (NCO). I have always looked up to my NCOs when it came to their guidance about growing in the military. They always expect soldiers to push themselves physically and mentally when it comes to moving up in rank which really opened my eyes. I then decided to pursue a degree in Occupational Safety and Health Administration. I started my journey February 2009, and have since grow from a young private to a Noncommission Officer in the hazardous protection field.
One in particular would be that I get writers block. I'm always able to start a paper, blade when it comes to finishing I never know where to go with them. I would have a million and one great thoughts in my head, but I'm not proficient at getting them onto the paper. However, i have thought of many ways to improve these impurities. And I have decided to start using a flow chart to organize my ideas in help me stay on topic so that I don't stray and get writers block.
That was just one of my first four years of experience in this industry. The early years of designing homes worth $500,000 and up, barely paying my rent, and struggling to survive are just a few of the reasons that I love to protect young designers. Yes, you guessed it. I was one of the designers that attended an expensive college, costly 2 years specialty college which left me in dept for several years after graduation and I was never taught the secrets of success in interior design, nor was I told how to avoid the pitfalls. Not to mention the fact that I was one of the few graduates of my class that actually continued into a lifelong career as an interior designer.
During my career served as a Supply Clerk as well as a Supply Sergeant. My first assignment was with 2nd Brigade 1-325 AIR at Fort Bragg North Carolina for three years. PCS’d to 1-10th Special Forces in Stuttgart Germany for two years, and currently assigned to Dco Company 2nd Battalion 1st Special Warfare Training Group (SWTG). I deployed to Iraq for seven months during 2011 with 2nd Bridge and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) missions to Afghanistan