Growing up in a lower-middle class home, I have learned to be modest and frugal. I have also learned that nothing comes free and that everything must be earned through determination and hard work. So when I joined the Cub Scouts at age 7, I was determined to excel and achieve the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout. Since then, I have been intent on changing things for the better in everything I participated in. Ergo, having a lifetime goal to give back to the Earth, whether it be directly by studying chemistry to help the Earth or indirectly by donating some of my time and money back into the science field to help fund future developments of technology, seems best for the world. Knowing that nothing is guaranteed, my participation in the Boy Scouts has served as a foundation to allow me to expand my knowledge in other fields of study in case my expected career path does not go as planned.
One of my biggest roles I have played during my high school career was being a DECA Vice President. This position I took on Vice President of Communications. Being V.P. of Communication was something so special to me because the previous DECA officers felt that I would be one to fulfill the duties of V.P. of communications. The impact this made of my life was very heavy because I learned a lot and gained a deeper love for DECA. I have learned how to communicate with others more, manage time wisely, and plan accordingly. This experience helped me more about being the head of an organization. Being about of this club is very beneficial because it is basic preparation of becoming a leader. Being a leader of an organization such a DECA speaks volumes
Leadership is the action of leading a group or organization. To be an effective leader one must be honest, trustworthy, and contain a large amount of integrity. The traits and qualities of an effective leader were taught to me during my time in JROTC. JROTC stresses its core values of honor, courage, and commitment to all of its members. Cadet's are expected to uphold these three values in every aspect of what you do as a cadet in this program. 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
So sophomore year passed by and again I went to COLP and JCLC which I enjoyed but this time I went to COLP as a TI( training instructor ) and it was fun I learned a lot from being in a leadership position that took me out of my comfort zone but I learned to adapt and overcome. So I was going into junior year with high hopes of being a company commander but I was in my opinion cheated out of my position which at first I was mad but I learned to accept that not everything goes your way no matter how hard you work for it so for the rest of the year I was basically the laughing stock of the upper class men which really made me mad but I couldn't do anything about it but that wasn't even the worst part the worst part is when I called S-7 “the janitor” which really demotivated me but I just pushed over it and again I went to summer camp but this time I could only go to one because JCLC collided with the date of COLP and in my opinion COLP is the better camp if you want to learn how to be an officer and I was placed in a position of “Senior Ops” so I was assigning the duties of the day to the other operation officers
First and foremost, being in the United States Marine Corps for over 22 years I have learned a lot from experience. I learned just like in the military, in my civilian job now I am always on duty. Importantly there are set hours of work, the work can still venture into your personal life. My time in the Marine Corps I made sure my uniform was squared away at all times, now in the civilian profession I got to work in business casual. I make sure that my shirt and trouser are creased in a military manner along with my tie. I am in the understanding that in order to be very effective, civilians and Marine know one thing “they are always on the job”. During my tenure in the Marine Corps, the motto was always mission accomplishment. Now, hearing suggestions such as “Not my task” or “I did not
We all face difficulties in our lives. Often such difficulties can lead us into great depression. A lot of emotions connect to what we do. It affects the way one thinks of viewing his or her life. Yet, if we try we can improve and gain more understanding of ourselves. In the untitled picture by David S. Waitz, we see a man standing in a glass booth alone. While at the back there is a person who looks to see what he does. In representation to this we also face similar outcomes in life, when we feel as if being alone will help letting you understand what you have done. Like the man in the glass booth when we learn the significance of our difficulties we then change for the better. Personal, I have overcome the same difficulties in life. When I shoplifted, it put me through a stage of depression. I
Hi there, I’m Robert E. Lee. You might know me by reading your history books in school. I was the General of the Northern Virginia army for The Confederates. As you may know the Union won the war and I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the story of the Civil War through the Union’s eyes but I think you should see it though mine. Let’s start from the very beginning. I was born January 19, 1807. I was the son to Henry Lee and Ann Hill. The place my mother birthed me in was Westmoreland County Virginia in Stratford. My father died when I was only 11 years old, after which I entered West Point Military School.
Zach R. Endsley joined the Civil Air Patrol, a volunteer support organization of the U.S. Air Force, and belonged to the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Oak Ridge High School. He was fascinated by
LAPD Cadet: In the course of being an L.A.P.D Cadet, I have acquired the rank Corporal. This rank consists of teaching recruits the fundamentals of the program and the 3 D 's (dedication, determination, and discipline). In 2011, I received an award for being the best physically fit in the entire recruit class. This award was given to me for having overall great motor skills, strength, and endurance. Within the Cadet program, I was involved in a traffic course that enhanced my knowledge in traffic laws, regulations, and standards. This allows me to assist traffic officers in accidents and crashes to determine the cause of the collision. Another accomplishment I obtained in LAPD Cadets is that I was awarded the Presidential award for community
I became an FFA Officer at the be of my sophomore year. It happened like this. It was the day of our chapter FFA banquet, the banquet had began, people started filling in and I started to get so nervous.
Everyone has a story and a place where it all began. My story began in New Brunswick, New Jersey shortly after my second birthday. When I was two years old my parents finalized their divorce. This ignited a series of events that would teach me to be the independent, compassionate, and resilient young woman I am today.
As I walked into my local Mexican restaurant next to my old high school I was greeted by a friendly hostess who ushered me into the main dining room. The walls had portraits of the Spanish countryside and there was a fountain full of coins in the center. After scanning over a large group singing happy birthday and a family with little kids, I notice Matt is sitting in a side booth with a military baseball cap on. We exchanged simple pleasantries and immediately jumped into discussing the air force. Matt’s tone projected his excitement for the air force, but there was some obvious disappointment in his eyes. “I wanted to join for as long as I can remember,” Matt exclaimed, “unfortunately it didn’t go as planned.”
Specifically to the officer over a platoon or unit, who might not be in control, but is directly responsible for these troops. He/she has the responsibility of the daily processions of hi/her base; His fitness and his/her troop’s fitness level; a command climate where practices of integrity can be adhered to even when he/she is not present. He is responsible for the training of his/her company and to the organization for creating a culture based around the practices and policies in the ethos of the