As a young girl growing up in a small town in the 90’s era I had always dreamed of attending one of the military academic institutions. Looking back, the military was highly revered, and being a career officer was a respected profession. Competition for acceptance was vigorous with far more applicants than available openings. It would be considered an honor to be selected, as patriotism was not frowned upon, as it appears to be in today's "politically correct" society. My school days began with the National Anthem, and it was here where I was taught about our government, to exercise my right to vote, and to be a model citizen. I learned about the three branches of our government, the functions they performed, and how they interacted. Canada day celebrations weren't just about fireworks displays. They were a time to memorialize and reflect on the founding of this great democracy. Canada day parades were a formal event, where attendees stood, and men removed their hats whenever the Canadian flag passed by.
Many children today envy their heroes with a desire to one day embody these qualities themselves. Theses heroes could be anyone from Batman or Superman, to a family member who fought a battle against cancer. For me, the real heroes in life are the men and women of our Armed Forces; those devoted to their Countries, fighting to make a difference, and ultimately supporting and standing up for what they believe in.
With this in mind, I am deciding to apply for the Regular Officer Training Plan at Royal Military College of Canada, in hopes of pursuing my life-long dream. Focusing primarily on Military and strategic studies in hopes of becoming a legal officer, a public affairs officer, or a military police officer. Royal Military College of Canada is the right choice for me because I am looking to receive an exemplary education, as well as experience campus life among the best in Canada. Equally important, I will gain core values such as honour, respect,...
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