After a three-hour bus ride, surrounded by strangers, I arrived at Camp Pendleton. As I stepped off the bus immediately trapped by three drill instructors screaming in my face, I knew I had made a grave mistake. My experiences at Camp Pendleton’s Devil Pups were some of the most challenging, yet rewarding life skills I have encountered. Upon arrival, I felt as though I didn’t belong, lacking the discipline, purpose, and physical strength that many of my peers had. However, Devil Pups taught me the value of perseverance and, as a result, has contributed to my transformation into the person I am today. Devil Pups’ mission is to instill patriotic values in young teenagers through hardship and challenges, both mental and physical, promoting teamwork and camaraderie. Over the ten-day program, we completed an array of challenges such as the 35ft jump into a pool, 5.5-mile beach run, obstacle courses, and an 800-meter hike. Of these obstacles, I found the beach run to be most difficult. A tall slender kid …show more content…
It has taught me that to achieve success in any endeavor requires failure, but that is the beauty of the process. As a rising Junior, I am well aware of the challenges I will face in the future, particularly in college; such as the demanding academics and the array of distractions. My aspiration to join the medical field introduces its own obstacles. The rigorous academics and constant pressure to succeed can hinder one’s ability to thrive in an ambitious field. However, Devil Pups has given me the initiative required for such undertakings. Despite the challenges college proposes, I know any obstacle can be overcome with dedication and hard work. This type of mindset is vital in garnering any amount of success, especially in a highly competitive environment. Because of Devil Pups, I know that I can do anything in life no matter the
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In 1980, a "coming-of-age" young man, Scott Meehan, enlisted into the U.S. Army Special Forces as a Medic. Known as one of the last "street-babies," he was able to enter the elite program immediately following Basic Training, AIT, and Airborne school. Twenty-five years later, married with two "Army Brats" traveling the world, Meehan was all he could be before retiring as a Major. Discover a soldier 's career through insightful vignettes describing his early special forces training, assignment to Berlin during the Cold War, encounters with the KGB, ROTC training, Desert Storm, and his three tours to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) where he was awarded the Bronze Star. A thrilling story that reads like a novel of an American hero whose parents were
He demonstrates how the army can simply make you forget about your past life and build a whole new individual more suited for the war. That was the case for a drill-sergeant name Himmelstoss. Describe to be a very different fellow as a postman compares to, now, a ''bully as a drill-sergeant''. He was mean and cold but, was not the only one who went through a change. " It is not only Himmelstoss, there are lots of them.
Aaron Sedrick is a senior at Joplin High School. He has made it his goal to graduate in the top 10% of his class with Honors. This ambitious goal is only a reflection of his dedication that permeates through the rest of his life, from waking up every morning at 5:20 am to get ready for LDS Seminary, to taking some of the most difficult courses his school offers. He attributes his ambition and dedication to his father, who started medical school just as he began kindergarten. This gave him the unique perspective of watching someone much older than him go through similar experiences and then succeed.
When I was thirteen years old, I knew I wanted to go into the medical field. Personally, I felt that that was my passion: to help people. Last year, while I was looking at the course catalog, I saw the words Ethics: Law, Business, and Medicine. Once I saw “medicine,” I put the class as my number one choice. Once I found out we were going to read “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” I was interested but didn’t know how it could help me in the future.
College may be the best and most important time of my life. I get the opportunity to make new friends, try new things, and to begin learning about things that I’m truly interested in. I’m slightly unsure of the exact direction I want to take with my life, but as proved in Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, as long as I choose to follow my passion I will end up doing the right thing in life. Whilst Bryan Stevenson has the profound passion of justice and mercy, my passion is very different. My passion in life is to provide dogs with better eye care.
Being selected to be a candidate for membership in the Kenwood chapter of National Honor Society is a great honor for me. It means that I have achieved my goal of demonstrating my determination to be a part of something that appreciates and values students with exceptional qualities. I believe that I am able to become a valuable member of the NHS because I am hard working, reliable and I possess all the qualities required by this prestigious organization, such as scholarship, leadership, character, and service abilities. Over the years I have begun to realize that one of my best qualities is my determination.
Upon asking a Marine who lost both of his legs what he would like to do if he could not return to the Marines, the Marine responded by saying, “‘I think maybe I’d like to stay here at Bethesda. I want to find a way to help these other Marines recover, let them know there’s hope for them’” (Greitens, 2011, p. 289-290). Ultimately, the Marine’s duty as a soldier taught him to put his fellow men before himself. Although his physical state may keep him from doing what he loves, it does not stop him from continuing to make a difference.
A MESSAGE TO GARCIA This book exemplifies what a Marine or any service member can truly be capable of with a great set of ethics. It shown service members that even in the face of fear anything can be accomplished; as well as, explained to civilians that these qualities can be used in an everyday basis. "A Message to Garcia" by Elbert Hubbard is based on an actual event in the Spanish-American War. The book is primarily about Lieutenant Andrew Rowan and his perseverance and obedience to all orders given even in the face of fear and other obstacles in his path.
The book Navy Seal Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat is a dramatic story told by Mike Ritland of his life growing up and learning his passions of being a trainer for Military Working Dogs, also known as MWDs. The book shows how to not let others control you. Rutland's passion was dogs and because he didn’t let others control him he was able to fulfill his passion and work with dogs and make a special bond with them. The book is based on Ritland's experiences in training dogs in the US but a lot of the book tells the dog’s stories that he trains over in Iraq so the setting is constantly switching between the fun, happy times training the dogs in the US and the dirty, dark times in Iraq.
A Simple Decision Making decisions in life is like growing a flower. Each and every day it may seem like nothing has changed, but later in the future, every choice one makes will lead to a blooming future. Some decision results little to no effect, while others, leave collateral damage affecting one’s life forever and those around them. Many ordinary decisions can end in regret; on the other hand, constructing a right decision can also leave great memories. The book I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior by Stephen Templin clearly interprets Howard E. Wasdin’s extraordinary life of becoming a soldier who protects the country he loves.
But like the violence, it soon became normal. And Scott continued the daily routine from running in the morning to movies in the night. While the Army brought out the worst in everyone there were some positive things that changed my dad’s life. For example, even now he still remembers the speeches his drill sergeant would give his unit after a long day. “It gave you five or ten minutes of normalcy at the end of the day.”
The Warriors Ethos is a book written by Steven Pressfield, which was published in 2011. The book highlights a very rich history of warriors and their supporters alike. My goal with this paper is to draw some parallels between the examples in the book and what I took away as applicable to our lives as infantrymen In the United States Marine Corps. Chapter one is named “ Tough Mothers “. The chapter that stuck out to me most for giving perspective that I lacked prior to reading this book.
Goals are an important factor in creating success for the future. Without these goals, innovations and improvements to our society would not happen. Veterinary medicine is a professional field that has had empowering success contributed from individuals with a passion, and goal. Throughout my career at Colorado State University, I plan to study in the field of veterinary medicine to begin my journey of achieving my doctor of veterinary medicine, while also planning to open and run a successful practice in the field. These goals are strictly important to my course of study at Colorado State because of their suburb program for students interested in pursuing a veterinary medicine career, motivating me to be successful in the field of study for
Shortly after my sixteenth birthday, something terrible happened to me. But, first let's start at the beginning. When I was five years old my parents got me the best gift a little girl could ever ask for, a puppy. My dad came into the house with what I thought was a black jacket in his arms. I was wrong, after he came into the kitchen the “jacket” popped it’s little head up, it wasn’t a jacket, it was a puppy.