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United States Service Academy Nomination Essay

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Jun 22, 2014   #1
Hi! It is my dream to attend the Naval Academy and I am writing this essay for a nominaiton from my Congressman.

Service Academy Citizens and Americans

Years from now when I look back on my life, I want to look back with assurance that my life made a difference. I don't want to only live; I want to make an impact on the world. The number of days that we as humans receive is so limited and I believe that is important to make each one count. Ever since I can remember I have been thinking about what I want to "be" when I grow up. However, it was not until I became a teenager that I actually started to think about what I wanted to do with my life on a much deeper level. Throughout high school, I started to feel a deep calling toward service, and more specifically to military service.

I have always thought that service to others is very important. I believe that a life devoted to service is one of the best ways that life can be spent. I have been very blessed in my life and that is something for which I am so thankful. I live in the most amazing country and I have never had to worry about not being free. I have never had to be scared about speaking up for what I believe in or what religion I choose. I as an American can enjoy simple privileges and rights that many people in other countries cannot. I would consider it the highest honor to serve in the United States Militaryr and to ensure that these rights are protected and that our country remains free. I cannot think of anything that I would rather do with my life.

My family has a long history of Military service. One of my grandfathers was in the Merchant Marines during World War II and the other is a Korean War veteran for the Army. Several of my aunts and uncles also served in the Army, Navy and Air force. My mom retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and my dad also served for several years in the army. My brother is also currently in the National Guard. Military service has been a big part of my family's history and it is a part of who I am.

I have not always known about the Service Academies. It was not until a couple years ago that I learned and started really looking into them, but once I did I was completely hooked. I could not get the idea out of my head that I wanted to attend one. Attending a United States Service Academy would be a privilege and it would be the perfect place to start my career. When I do something, I want to be the best I can possibly be and I want to be in an environment that pushes me to be that. I want to be an officer in the United States Military and attending an Academy would fully prepare me mentally and physically to be the best leader and officer that I can be. I had the opportunity to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar and it confirmed my desire to attend a Service Academy. It was a challenging week and I learned much about what military life is like. The academic rigor, the commitment to excellence, the lifestyle and the discipline that the Academies command is incredible and I know that I want to be a part of it.

Attending a Service Academy would be a huge honor and privilege. I want to challenge myself and surround myself with other people who have the same goals and ambitions that I do. The kinds of people who attend the academy are some of the most outstanding in our nation. I hope to stand among them and learn how to be the best leaders, citizens and Americans that we can be to preserve this country and all it stands for, for years to come.

Thanks for your feedback!!

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