April 16, 2013
To whom it may concern,
Throughout the course of my life I've always been looking for a challenge. I've always endeavoured to go above and beyond what's expected from me physically and mentally. No matter what objective that's been emplaced before me have I not been able to accomplish.
The reason I want to be an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)officer is to be apart of the elite and most advanced group of men and women this world has to offer. In our world today we face an immense global war on terrorism. Each and everyday we are at risk of a series of intermittent explosive attacks domestically and internationally. Those who are willing to go behind enemy lines by air, land or seaare the ones who truly make a difference.
In 2010 a friend of mine, who's a marine, was killed in an IED accident in Afghanistan. From that day on I vowed to make a difference and protect military personnel as well as civilians from tradgedies such as these. Not a day goes by that I don't think I could've been out there with him to help prevent or access the situation.
In my three year tenure of college at Hampton University and Texas Southern University I've excelled in NCAA Division 1-AA baseball and boxing, earning Captain and Most Valuable player in both sports. I've also sustained an "outstanding" on every Navy Physical Rediness Test in both Hampton Roads and Rice University consortiums since 2010. Having been in the Rice unit since August of 2011 I've held a billet as squad leader, platoon sergeant, and am currently the operations officer. I am also the standing Executive Vice President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter at Texas Southern.
I know that without a doubt no one wants this more than I do. I've dedicated three hours out of my day, five days a week to increase my swimming performance and decrease my physical screening test swim...
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