So my daughter entered as a freshman in high school and decided she wanted to join the ROTC .... I was very happy that she wanted to do this .... she has just completed her first year and will be a sophmore in the fall. We went to the ROTC awards the other night and I was shocked that she came away with several high honors ... she won the outstanding freshmen award, academic honors award the Tuscany Airmen Award and was inducted into the Kitty Hawk Honor Society. I knew she loved ROTC, but had no idea she was that passionate about it!
Anyway - she is about to leave to attend leadership training next week at the Citadel in South Carolina. She is wanting to attend the Naval Academy and become a Naval Jag! All this and the kid is only 15 years old.
I am pretty happy that she has made such wonderful and careful decisions for her career and very proud of her (obviously!). Any thoughts or wisdomly advice for a father with a daughter so focused?
I am leaving for SC on Friday (next week) to be there for her graduation from Leadership Camp .... I understand it is a wonderful experience to see this graduation.
Mate I fully agree, and from my experiance they are a rare breed. But as I said there are good officers out there, but acadamys shape them, they don't make them. As my father use to say(23 years vet) "it's good to be everything with rank, but a shame to be nothing without it"
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my sil's neice needed help getting through college and joined the rotc..she had some obligated service after graduation but she loved the travel and service life and she stayed..will be eligible to retire next year at age 39..she just made lt col so she may not actually retire but she has had a good life and seen things that she never would have seen as a nurse in arkansas where she grew up
and bolts..you are right about leaders being born with that talent but if you take a natural ability and give them the teaching of experienced leaders you have a rare person
Last edit by Bolts on Jul 6, '05