Why I Want to Be an Army Officer

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|[pic] |DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY | | | |597TH QUARTERSMASTER COMPANY FLD SVC (MOD) | | | |MSG DIONISIO M. CLAUDIO USARC | | | |PINE STREET VILLA TURABO | | | |CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO 00725-0000 | |

ARRC-CPR-RNTC 9 May 2011

MEMORANDUM FOR: President of the Board

SUBJECT: Why I want to be an Army Officer

Over thirteen years ago, as a young Private First Class, I had the same attitude as most Soldiers when they enlist into the Army; four years and I’m done. However, over the past thirteen years I have come to embrace all that the Army stands for. I have adopted the Army values and made them my own. The biggest change came when I was advanced to the rank of Sergeant and I realized that I enjoyed nothing more than to lead, train and mentor Soldiers. Since the day I pinned on my first Non-Commissioned Officer stripes I have sought out different leadership positions available, from squad leader to section chief. In those leadership positions I have had the honor of making a difference in each Soldier’s lives.

The time has come in my Army career to take the next step. I have come to a point in my life that I cannot imagine myself without an Officer Rank on my chest. Just as I dreamt one day in being a good Sergeant, I aspired to be the best Sergeant I could be....
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