Coast Gaurd

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  • Topic: United States Coast Guard, United States, Canadian Coast Guard
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I have always wanted to join a United States Armed Force to protect my people of my country. The reason I want to join the A.I.M. program is to get the opportunity to be a part of one of the country’s most elite military academies. I have always wanted to rescue people in need. I am a swimmer and love the water. My dream is to be on a boat with my commander and crew, and to protect my country. I will be committed to whatever the tasks are that the A.I.M. program puts me through. I think this program will show me more about being a leader, what the Academy has in store for me, and what it takes to be a part of the United States Coast Guard.

The United States Coast Guard is an exclusive, protective and dependable force in the defense and protection of our country. This force guards our citizens from many evils, both stateside and abroad. The members of the Coast Guard follow a specific code that allows them to serve this country with courage, decisiveness and enthusiasm. This code consists of only three feelings: Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. I capitalized those words because they are not just words, they are a way of life. From past experiences I have learned the real meaning of respect. This word is more powerful than one can imagine. With respect comes unselfishness. When people respect others, they are treated equally. My mother and father always told me to be tactful in the way I treated others, so I would also be respected. It has worked in the past and will always hold true in the future. If someone respects another with proper judgment, people feel good inside which gives them a sense of integrity. When I give respect and witness how it makes others feel, I feel like more of a person. I feel proud. Honored.

Honor, though, can also mean respect; however, it has a much broader meaning. To be honored is immense. Honor starts with an individual and leads up to a group or organization. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, West Point,...
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