Lazard, Courtney R. SGT USA WHMO/WHCA Page 1 of 2 What Are My Future Goals In The Military?
What are my future goals in the Military? I don’t know where my future in the Military will take me. I seem to change what I want to do and where I want to be every year I find something new in the Military. When I first joined the Army I wanted to go all Army for the all Army rifle team. I then found out that you have to try out for the team and I was all the way in Korea and wasn’t going to buy a plane ticket to try out for them team. So needless to say I didn’t want it that bad. While I was in Korea I found out about White House Communications Agency and that became my new dream but back in 2010 I was unable to get accepted in to White House Communications Agency so I had to find a new goal. So I started college so that I can get my degree and hopefully go to law school in the near future but I was a 19 year old child and just wanted to have fun. While I was at Fort Stewart, GA I noticed how all of the SPC and below was getting missed treated in my unit and no one would be allowed to go to the promotion board so I set out to become a Sergeant so that I can make a change to the leadership in my unit. So needless to say I began my journey to becoming a Non Commissioned Officer. It was hard; I had to go up my whole chain of command in order to get to a Soldier of the Quarter board. While working for my Sergeant the opportunity to join White House Communications Agency was presented to me once again. So I applied for it and I got in this time and started my process to obtain my top secret clearance while I was still fighting to go to the promotion board. I won the Soldier of the month board and Soldier of the Quarter and finally my 1st Sergeant saw it my way with a little motivation from our Command Sergeant Major and I obtained my promotable status and received order to go on to Washington, DC to the White...
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