Service Academy Research Paper

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Why I wish to attend a service academy? The reason I desire an appointment to a service academy is because I wish to serve my country as a military officer. I feel it would be an honor to be able to serve as an officer in the best military on the planet. The service academies challenge their students morally, mentally, and physically on a daily basis. I have always been the type of person that readily accepts and defeats such challenges. The service academies also offer some of the most prestigious degrees in the country which entices me. Giving back to my country and all the veterans who have served before, is the main reason I wish to receive an appointment to a service academy. I decided at a young age that I would like to be in the military due to influences by my grandfather who was a Petty officer that won the Distinguished Flying Cross. He told me stories of his career and experiences of being in the Navy. The exciting experiences and leadership qualities gained from being a in the military appeal to me. I would like to experience the mental and physical rigors of attending an academy and being an officer. I have always been the type of person who enjoys a challenge. I would rather experience the challenges an academy has to offer than go the easier route through a regular…show more content…
Kennedy’s quote “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.” I regard this quote as saying to me to serve my country in the military. I believe that the best way to honor the country would be to protect it in the military. Without the military and people to serve, America would not be the best nation. I also believe in Travis Manion’s quote “If not me, then who” and realize that if I don’t serve then who will. I would like to attend a service academy to help defend my

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