MS4 - Seniors
I joined the Army ROTC because i was interested in serving my country but also interested in getting my education at the same time. My aspirations after commissioning are to continue my education for my masters and put in my platoon leader time as an army officer, preferably in the medical services. I believe that those who aspire to serve their country and want to lead as an Army officer should greatly consider the Army ROTC here at CSU Fresno.
"Never leave a fallen comrade!" - 4th Warrior Ethos
I joined the Army ROTC to further my Army and professional career. The aspirations I have upon commissioning it to continue to develop as a leader and to pursue more education. Someone should join the Army ROTC because it is a great experience that lets college students develop leadership where their peers in college do not get the same type of leadership opportunities.
"Tough times don't last, Tough people do."- Jacob Mulhern
I joined ROTC because I wanted to serve my country but also get my education in the process. After commissioning I aspire to be an Infantry PL and then transfer into Special Forces or the 75th Ranger Regiment. Someone should join ROTC if they want to challenge themselves physically and mentally and develop as a person and as a leader.
"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it." -Thucydides
I joined ROTC because I wanted to do an honorable profession. I wanted a job where my children would look at me later in life and be proud of what their father did. I'd like to serve my time and develop that honor and pride of being a soldier and then go on to law school to someday become a judge. A reason someone should join ROTC is to better themselves by learning organization, time management, leadership and of course build a sense of patriotism that we should all have.
"That some achieve success is proof that others can achieve it too." -President Abraham Lincoln
I joined the ROTC in order to further my career in the US Army. I love serving my country and I feel that the leadership experience learned from being on officer would be invaluable to me in my life and in my civilian career. After I commission I plan to serve and excel in every area that I can and I will give my all in every area that the army gives me. I believe that someone should join ROTC because it will not only further their opportunities in life, but will also give you leadership and experience unparalleled by anything else.
"Always strive to be the best you can be and never stop making yourself better, faster, stronger and smarter than you were the day before." -Mikkael Hardison
I joined ROTC because I wanted to give back and protect the country that has given me so much through my entire life. After I commission as an Army officer, I aspire to develop as a 2nd Lieutenant and one day, go into the intelligence community such as Military Intelligence or Foreign Affairs. People should join the Army ROTC program not only because you are serving your country, but ROTC gives you the tools to succeed in anything you do. This does not exclusively pertain to the military but the civilian and private sector as well.
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right." -Ronald Reagan
I joined Army ROTC because I've always felt a duty to help my country in some way, however small it may be. I figured my skills could best be utilized by the Army if I became an officer rather than enlisted, hence my decision to join ROTC. After I commission, I hope to continue my education into the legal field and ultimately, after fulfilling my duties, become a patent lawyer in the civilian sector. Army ROTC is, by far, the number one leadership-training program in the country. Embracing it will not only guarantee you a well paid/exciting job immediately after graduation, it'll also provide you with skills that you can utilize in every faucet of your life.
"A man should look for what is, not for what he thinks should be." -Albert Einstein
I joined the Army ROTC program because I wanted to serve and defend my country as an officer all while gaining valuable leadership skills that could be used throughout my life. After commissioning into the Army National Guard, I wish to pursue a civilian law enforcement career and eventually become a member of the special operations community with the Guard. Eventually, I would also like to be a member of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team. Someone should join the ROTC program if they wish to serve their country and want to gain leadership experience that is valuable in both the military and civilian worlds.
"The only way a man can fail is if he gives up or dies." -Unknown
I joined Army ROTC because I wanted to become a nurse and care for soldiers and their families. I look forward to commissioning in the spring and beginning my career in the Army Nurse Corps. I have a particular liking for critical care nursing and I hope to someday become the head nurse of an Intensive Care Unit. This summer I had the opportunity to participate in the Nurse Summer Training Program. I was sent to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany where I was able to learn and practice nursing under the supervision of an experienced Army Nurse. It was the best experience of my life! If you are interested in serving your country as a nurse consider joining Army ROTC. The experiences and training you will receive through ROTC are truly exceptional and will put you far ahead of your civilian counterparts!
"The biggest risk in life, is not taking one at all." -Angelia DeBenedetti
I joined the Army ROTC immediately after graduating with my Bachelors of Science in Criminnology. I wanted to serve my country, I believe that the US Army would equip me with the tools that one may need to be a marketable asset in the civilian sector. After commissioning I aspire to excel as a 2nd Lieutenant and hopefully work in United States Special Operations Command one day. I believe that person should the Army ROTC because it will it has a positive consequent reaction, allowing a person to have more career opportunities down the road (i.e joining the FBI or CIA).
"Persevere and NEVER QUIT!" -Adisa Lewis
I enrolled in the ROTC program after my second year of college. I always knew that I wanted to serve my country. The U.S. Army not only provide the skills necessary to succeed after my military career, but in life. Once I commission I would like to work in the National Guard as an Transportation or Quartermaster Officer. I was always fascinated with the business management portion of the military. One should join the ROTC program because it provides challenges that assess your problem solving skills that make you stronger and an overall better person.
"Never Quit!" -3rd Warrior Ethos
I joined ROTC because it was a great way to satisfy my desire to join the Army while also fulfilling my academic goal of graduating from college. My aspirations after commissioning are mastering my profession in the branch that I am assigned. I plan to eventually go to law school and try to serve my country in other ways such as with the FBI. Someone should join ROTC if they: aspire to be a part of a professional organization, have deep love of our country, and also posses the desire to be a servant and give back to the nation.
"Remember, you volunteered for this." -Brian Weskamp
I joined Army ROTC upon transferring to Fresno State from a Community College. I joined from a desire to serve and chose a path that would benefit the Army and myself the most. I hope to serve as a career officer and branch Military Police. I believe that a person should join Army ROTC because the discipline, values, and Ethos that you will learn will help you in everything you set out to accomplish in life, even if you choose not to remain in the Army.
"A wise man speaks because he has something to say, a fool speaks because he has to say something." -Unknown
I joined Army ROTC program because I want to be a leader; a leader who is a nurse. Thank God I was awarded a nursing scholarship through the program and what better way to give back to my community and the United States Army than through the service of caring for others and their loved ones as an Army nurse. After I commission and have my registered nurse license I want to practice in the field of oncology. Others should join Army ROTC because it will make them a better person by learning to be flexible, overcome challenges, and makes you physically and mentally strong.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." -Proverbs 3:5
I joined ROTC because I wanted to serve the wounded Soldiers and help them heal during their tough times. I wanted to be there for the Soldiers and their families during times of pain and healing. My aspiration is to become a CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist), and get my Ph.D while in the Army. My desire is to make the Army my career and I can not think of any lifestyle that suits me more than the military, therefore a career in the Army would be a dream come true. Someone should join if he/she wants to be pushed beyond the their limits. The Army ROTC program will develop ones character, integrity, and compassion.
"Extinguish any fears or self doubt you have." -Danny Lee
I joined the ROTC program fresh out of high school, the reason i joined the ROTC is to fulfill my dream of becoming an Officer in the U.S. Military. It has always been my dream to be an officer and serve. After I commission I would like start a family and see to it that my kids have a better life than I did. A reason you should join is the bonds you make here, the bonds you make will last you a lifetime. these are the people who I know will always have my back and I got theirs. It doesn't matter where they are, all you know is that you would help them with any problem small or big at any given time.
"One is not simply the best, in different environment, but it is a title earned through time and dedication and the drive to be the best." -Edwin Ortiz
I joined ROTC because I wanted to become a nurse in the military. I wanted to help people and take care of them. I switched my major to Kinesiology, because I am going to apply to the Army Physician's Assistant Program. I have always liked the military. Prior to college, I was in JROTC at South High school. After I have received my commission, I want to be the best PA that I can be. I want to learn more medical stuff and give the best possible care to patients. I may even try for my Doctorate in medicine. ROTC is amazing. You learn things that the normal populace only dreams of doing. You meet new people from different places and learn how to work together as team to complete one common task. Everything in the ROTC program is set to a standard that is expected with all cadets. If you want to be challenged and want to learn how to be a leader, ROTC is the best thing for you. You do not get this in any other program that I have been in.
"If you have knowledge of something, do not hide it from other people. If you share it with just one person, you are helping that one person grow and may be have influenced him to share it to others." - Faith Sumpter
I joined the Army ROTC because they guaranteed me a slot into the nursing program which are nearly impossible to get into due to high impact. I also realized that working for the United States Army as a nurse would get me better experience in patient care and clinical skills than would working in the civilian world and I have a guaranteed job as long as I hold up my part by finishing school. My aspirations after commissioning are to work specifically with wounded Soldiers, I aspire to make a difference in their lives and let them know that I am here for them as well as I am one of them. I also aspire to be the best leader I can and absorb as much knowledge from those I work with and around. I believe someone should join ROTC because they really want to and are willing to dedicate themselves to the program.
"You can do anything you set your mind to." -Unknown
My Junior year I was going to enlist in the U.S. Army but before I would sign the papers I sat down with two teachers I had great respect for, SFC (Ret.) Robert Steele and LTC (Ret.) Thomas VaVerka. They told me to hold off on signing the papers until we have tried everything we can to get me into college. After long hours of work and lots of paperwork I was a Fresno State student thanks to the hard work of those two teachers and the Fresno State ROTC. I did not join ROTC after being in college but rather ROTC got me into college. After graduation I plan on starting my military profession as a Quartermaster on active duty. The ROTC program is not just some class you take to fill up units in college. The ROTC program has made it possible for me to even attend college. ROTC is the best leadership program on campus that will challenge the individual and the group not only in class but in everyday life. It is a great first step to any profession whether they are planning on staying in the military or pursuing a civilian profession.
"Assumption is the mother of all screw ups." -Unknown
I joined ROTC because I wanted to go to college and have the opportunity to serve as an officer in the army. My aspirations after commissioning are to excel as a leader and be a successful Army officer. The reason someone should join ROTC is if they wish to obtain a degree, are serious about being in the military and have a desire to lead others.
"He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander". -Aristotle
I joined ROTC because I've always had a passion for my country and the liberties she offers to her citizens. ROTC provides an avenue to serve while still allowing room for my education. When I commission, I'll be an Army Nurse and plan to specialize in Emergency Nursing. I'd like to be stationed either at Fort Hood or Fort Lewis as they have trauma departments, respectively. ROTC is a lot of hard work but it instills discipline and integrity in an individual and offers lots of great opportunities for training, traveling, learning and mentorship. The effort that each cadet puts into the program will be multiplied in rewards from ROTC.
"Don't get caught up in doing what everybody else does or says or thinks that they know. Always have your own reason for acting." -Rachel Gregg.
I joined the Army ROTC to experience something out of the ordinary while gaining the skills and tools to one day serve my country as a 2nd Lieutenant. After commissioning I aspire to excel as a 2nd Lieutenant in order to lead and develop others while protecting my country. I believe that by joining the Army ROTC a person will consistently be challenged and develop physically and mentally in various skills that can be beneficial in the civilian life and work industry.
"It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself!" -Eleanor Roosevelt
I joined Army ROTC right after graduating high school with the intent on joining the military. Army ROTC provided me with an opportunity to attend college and serve my country. Army ROTC was one of the best decisions I ever made, it challenged me mentally and physically, I have become a better person because of it. My aspiration after commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army is to become the best at what I do for any task assigned to me. Someone should join the Army ROTC because there is no other program on campus that would challenge you to a become a responsible- tougher professional.
"To become better DO BETTER." -Steve Liu
I joined ROTC to accomplish two lifetime goals: the first is to get a degree and the second is to serve in the military. ROTC combines them so I get the best of both worlds. After commissioning, I plan on serving where ever I am ordered and starting a family. Joining ROTC develops you not just to be a better officer, but how to be a better person. Something that our peers don't have, and it sets us a part as leaders in the community.
"He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander" -Aristotle
I joined ROTC at the beginning of my Sophomore year after recovering from a broken leg. My main motivation for joining the ROTC program is my want to serve my country in the United States Army. My aspirations upon commissioning are to serve my country as a Second Lieutenant and continually make myself better as a leader and develop those that are placed under my command as well as make myself more marketable in the civilian sector with the experiences and knowledge I gain. One should join the ROTC program if they are seeking to challenge themselves and find out what they are made of. The program will develop them not only as a better leader, but also as a better person.
"When you get knocked down pick yourself up, brush off the pain, and NEVER QUIT!" -Thomas Nolen
I joined the ROTC program because I saw first hand the impact it made in the lives of my older brothers, both during their time in the service and afterwards. My aspirations after I commission is to treat every experience, life lesson, and skills I gain in the military as my first solid stepping stone in my career outside of the military. The reason to join ROTC is because there are very few college programs that test your ability to be a leader, scholar, and athlete. This combination will challenge you while at the same time allow you to set yourself apart from your peers. Gaining the competitive edge in life is the reason joining the program is the opportunity you should consider.
"This I say- be the best, be yourself and not like the rest." -Gene Mills
In my Junior year of high school I decided I wanted to be in the U.S. Army but not just as an enlisted soldier, I wanted to be an officer. I applied for and was awarded the National ROTC scholarship. I really wanted to be in the Army ROTC so I could become a better leader and a better person. I am getting better through training in ROTC than I could anywhere else on campus. After my four years of college and plan to earn a degree in criminology and commission into the U.S. Army. After I commission I want to be in the Military Intelligence field and hopefully pave a way into a long lasting government career. There are many reasons someone should join the ROTC. One of the largest is it will make you a stronger more dependable person. It is also a very large accomplishment to call yourself an officer in the U.S. Army. Although there is a lot of fun things we do we also work very hard. Between school and training there is very little free time.
"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." -Vincent Lombardi
My family has always had an illustrious history of service to this great country. As such, I joined ROTC because I always knew the military was what I wanted to do. I decided that if I was going to join the military, I would do it in a way that will be most beneficial for both myself and my nation. This is why I am going the officer route - to prove that I am prepared to follow and worthy to lead. I aspire to commission as an officer in the Military Intelligence Corps. I wish to learn both Chinese and Russian at the DLI (Defense Language Institute) at Monterey but most importantly, I want to be an officer that all my subordinates, peers and your superiors respect and deserve. Additionally, I will strive to commission in the top 10% of my class and set an example for future cadets to follow. In Army ROTC, everyone possesses the same drive to succeed; it's impossible not to surround yourself with positive and like-minded people. You will not find this anywhere else on a college campus.
"Mentality is everything. Don't set yourself up to fail." -Eli Racusin
I was in the process of enlisting in the Army when one of high school teachers gave me information about the Army ROTC program and I was able to apply and receive a four year scholarship. ROTC allows me to accomplish two things that are very important to me. The first is to serve my country and protect the freedoms that I hold so dear and the second is to become the first person in my family to graduate from a four-year university. After commissioning I hope to deploy overseas and practice operational law; providing legal advice to commanders and their staffs on domestic, foreign and international laws that control or influence the conduct of operations. Army ROTC gives people chances to experience and learn things that no other college course does. The skills a cadet learns in ROTC can be used where ever a cadet's life takes them.
"No man is ever whipped until he quits - in his own mind." -Napoleon Hill
I joined Army ROTC because I knew that it would push me to be the best that I could be. Allowing me to strive for excellence. I've known I wanted to join the military as an officer since my Sophomore year of high school. I look forward to completing my goal in the next four years. When I commission, I want to become an active duty Infantry officer. Someone should join ROTC if they want to push themselves to be the best and to do something that they will be proud of for the rest of their lives.
"A person, who never made a mistake, never tried something new." -Albert Einstein