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
The National Honor Society is built upon four founding principles: Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service. I have a high school life filled with dedication to these four principles on the Spiritual standpoint, the Familial level, the Community level and finally at the National level. Moreover, I did begin my dedication to these same four principles even before this starting with the Boy Scouts of America and this commitment will continue along with having a rich future when I reach my fullest potential.
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.
Being an Eagle Scout is important to me because I have learned leadership and many skills through my journey that will benefit me the rest of my life. By becoming an Eagle Scout, it shows a level of commitment that many are unable to achieve. For example, I completed all the required Eagle merit badges as well as all of the alternate required Eagle merit badges including Cycling, Hiking, Swimming, Lifeguarding, and Emergency Preparedness. Becoming an Eagle Scout, I have become a more knowledgeable person through the wide variety of merit badges completed and skills learned. Without the experience of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, I would never have learned how to be a leader ranging from Patrol Leader to the Crew Leader of a Philmont Expedition. Learning how to be a leader has been the single most important skill becoming an Eagle Scout has taught me. It has allowed me to be a leader in many ways on my FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition team including Team Captain, Engineering Lead, and Robot Driver. Although Robot Driver may not seem like a leadership position, it actually
Since I was ten years old, I have been a member of the Young Marines, a program dedicated to the enrichment of youth. Aside from my family and school, this organization has had an incredible impact on my life, not only providing me with many unique and amazing experiences, but by shaping the foundation of my character by instilling in me the three core principles of the Young Marines: Discipline, Leadership, and Teamwork and also by emphasizing the importance of community service.
In The National Honors Society, there are four pillars that an NHS Member should exemplify. These four pillars consist of Leadership, Service, Character, and Scholarship. I think that I would be a good candidate for NHS because I exemplify these four pillars. First, I have leadership qualities testified by my numerous leadership positions across multiple fields. Another trait that I support heavily is service. I support this trait by the plethora of community service activities I participate in both community and world wide. Following service is character which can signify numerous things from courage to compassion and honesty to loyalty. This trait which is much harder to express in words is sprinkled all throughout my life in scenarios both big and small. The last trait is scholarship which I will not prattle on about because as stated in the rubric I already qualify in this category.
I Recruit Luciano was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York on November 4th 1983. I am currently 33 years of age. I am the youngest and only male out of three children. My father was born in Puerto Rico and my mother was born in Manhattan, but she is also of Puerto Rican decent. At the age of thirteen, my parents moved us to New Jersey. This was to steer us away from all the negativity and bad habits that my cousins where involved in. At seventeen, with my parent’s permission, I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps.
Being an Officer for the last ten years, I’ve realized how much stock my family has invested in me. Relationships are very important in any organization, especially in the Army. In some instances, a lot of Officers and Soldiers consider themselves family. Interpersonal relationships have a direct effect on the organization’s culture and are the reason why military units become so close in todays contemporary battlefields. After my crucible event, I realized that we have to take the time and start investing in the people that share the same values and beliefs that we do. A lot of Soldiers want to do the right thing, but at times require the right person to lead them. John Kotter in the book, “Leading Change”, states that if employees have a shared sense of purpose, it will be easier to initiate actions to achieve that purpose. Bringing your subordinates and communicating your intent repetitively will create a shared understanding that will align the whole organization towards the same goals. In any organization we need to ensure that we retain the ones that share the same beliefs and values in order to maintain and strengthen our culture. Kotter explains that culture is powerful because individuals are selected and indoctrinated so well, culture exerts itself through the actions of hundreds or thousands of people, and because all this happens without much conscious intent and
I don’t have much management/leadership experiences but the little I do have is being a manager at the tanning salon I recently worked for and also being cheer co-captain when I was in high school. Being a manager for the tanning salon I had to make schedules weekly and making sure everyone knew what time they were working and also working around their personal schedules, training new workers, and making sure the tanning salon was stocked up on all the things needed. Being Cheer co-captain I helped with making practice schedules monthly and dress code policies, training new cheerleaders cheers, and making
A Marine officer possesses an accomplishment that few are able to claim. They have a remarkable acuity that is obtained through years of unrelenting labor in both classrooms and physical training environments. I have witnessed this and, like many other people, I have become inspired. It has been my desire to serve the United States which I am proud to call home. Leading other more than worthy Marines would be an immense honor as well. My father and mother came many years ago from Mexico seeking a better life as thousands of others have done. Here, I grew up and was able to flourish in an American environment- something that would have been impossible in my parents’ homeland. Across the world, people see us as a “city upon a hill,” and it is
Semper Paratus is the moto of the United States Coast Guard. It is one of the factors in our esprit de corps. It means always ready, ready to answer all bells and whistles, at a moment’s notice. We readily jump into harm’s way and put our lives on hold for others. Many times those we don’t know. This is one of the things I carried with me; both through my service career and after. I was always the first drop what I am doing and aid another, knowing that I will stay later to circle back to finish my task. I have even taken it so far as to put my academic career on hold. I have always had extenuating circumstances that have put things before an investment in myself. I have decided that it is finally time to make me and my education the priority.
The missions, assignments and training I have executed over the past 15 years in the Army have led me to this decision point to become a Special Forces Warrant Officer. I have a strong foundation of leadership skills and technical and tactical expertise that will allow me to grow as military professional and commissioned officer. I want to be the Special Forces Warrant Officer our commanders have grown to depend upon and trust as they lead us in the defense of our nation.
Your unwavering leadership, technical acumen and superior motivation was paramount to the success of the unit mission in proctoring many demanding courses at SMTC. Specifically, your devoted efforts in the Boat Tactics Branch as a High Risk Training Instructor was phenominal as you spent 74 hours underway training a total of 32 students for the recent Tactical Bow Gunner Course and a total of the 34 students during the Tactical Coxswain Course. In addition, your methodical leadership was paramount as you were tasked with the coordination and planning efforts for the Mobile Training Team to train Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 in Everett, Wahington. As a result of your superb training efforts 17 students were professionally trained and their
In the following paragraphs I will be talking about the time I displayed a great state of leadership and gave a service to other people. This instance happened on April 17th 2017 when I was asked to be a squad leader for our J.R.O.T.C battalion at the principles review march. This was a surprise for me being only a one year cadet, the following is my experience.
I learned that everyone should fail early and often because time is your best asset. from a young age, your greatest asset is not your talent, not your ideas, not your experience, but your time. It is my time to have the opportunity of taking big risks and making big mistakes to learn from later in life because I know they will strengthen me for the future. Focus on current goals and build from every goal you reach until you manage to reach your ultimate goal in life. A goal I recently met was becoming an officer, specifically a supply officer after four years in the NJROTC program. I have earned the leadership role I hold from lots of tireless hard work and dedication. Being an officer is not easy, they come with many great responsibilities to keep track of. Supply officers’ jobs are to keep the unit looking organized, sharp, and fresh. We also set a great example for the rest of the unit, especially underclassmen. We motivate the underclassmen to dedicate themselves on what they desire to fulfill in the NJROTC. My current goal is to guide the underclassmen to a better opportunity for their