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A Journey To The Summit
Posted By: Robert Martin 07-07-10
I was a college sophomore in my second semester. I was ruining my life with the "friends" I surrounded myself with, the choices I made, and the important things I failed to do. My grades were terrible, even though I knew my full potential was so much higher. I knew what I was capable of, and I knew I needed to do something about it. I also wanted something more for myself after college: a challenge, to travel, to have job security in this struggling economy of ours. I had always wanted to serve in the military, and I knew then what I needed to do. A friend of mine was in the NROTC program for the Marine Corps option, and I was interested in what he was doing. I planned to room with him the coming year, and I began the application process for the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Course (PLC). I figured this was a better option for me than NROTC, as I would be able to continue my college career without having to worry about lots of extracurricular activities and class requirements associated with the NROTC program. It would allow me to focus on school and raising my GPA. I am now on summer break between my sophomore and junior years of college, and have recently been physically qualified at the MEPS station. I cannot wait to take on the challenges ahead of me, and do something great both for myself and my country. I am now on my journey to the summit of my potential, thanks to the United States Marine Corps.
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