Why I joined the Army and stayed in it
I have no problem admitting I am not an expert on the Army.
I have never been an officer.
I’ve never served in the infantry, so I have a limited understanding of the finer points of what it takes to fight.
But I have spent the last two years in the Army’s elite academy, the Army Reserve, and the lessons I’ve learned have helped me to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.
And I’ve realized that in many ways the Army is like no other in our country.
We have a lot of pride in our armed forces, but it’s also an institution that’s been at the forefront of our nation’s defense for decades.
Today, the U.S. Army has about 3.2 million members, or more than half of whom are under age 30.
They’re soldiers in uniform, sailors in the fleet, airmen in the military air wing and soldiers on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And they’re fighting for a country that’s not only our friend and ally, but our family and our country too.
So how can I make the Army my home?
I’m fortunate enough to have served on active duty in the U,D.C. Special Operations Command.
I served there for 13 years.
It was there that I met my wife, Ashley, and our three children, Ryan, 5, Amber, 3, and Austin, 2.
In that time, I served with some of the finest soldiers on Earth, and I’ve grown to love them and know they will always be a part of my life.
In fact, I am one of them.
The military has been a part and parcel of my family for generations, and for that I’m grateful.
And it’s only fitting that I join the Army as a civilian.
I love my family and I am excited to help them in any way I can.
As a child, I was drawn to the military as a kid, but I was never really able to put it into words.
The idea of joining the Army was an idea that crossed my mind as a young man, but that didn’t really occur to me until I enlisted in the Air Force as a 17-year-old.
My mother was very proud of me, and she wanted me to join the Air Corps, but when I asked if I could, she said no.
So I said, “Well, why not?”
She said, “[They] have a good time.”
I was wrong.
The Army is a great place to be.
It has a lot going for it, and it’s a great family, too.
And that’s why I was so excited to enlist in the armed forces.
I wanted to serve my country and help our country and do my best to get the job done, which was what my family wanted.
And so, when I got the call that my name had been called, I just started crying.
I didn’t know if I was going to make it.
I couldn’t wait to get out.
And as a Marine Corps officer, it was a great opportunity to serve.
It offered a chance to serve with the very best of the best, to be with the people I love the most and to do the best I could to make the world a better place.
I was excited to do that.
But after a while, it became clear to me that I had to take a step back from the military and make the best of it.
For me, I wanted my family to have the best and that included the Army, and that meant taking time off from the family to devote my time to my family.
But, most importantly, it meant coming home to spend time with my family, my wife and my children.
That’s why we’re the Bridge Prep Academy.
I joined Bridge Prep because I believe that serving your country means putting yourself first.
It means putting your family first.
And while I believe we have a responsibility to make sure our service members are prepared for a world where we are no longer in the war zone, it also means doing the right thing when it comes to caring for our own families.
And by that I mean not giving up on our children.
I’m not sure I have ever seen a more dedicated family than the one I grew up with.
And, as we all know, a child is more than just a number.
And if you have a child with Down syndrome, it can be challenging to get a diagnosis.
I think about every time I see that little guy, the things I can’t help but say to myself, “He’s so much more than a number.”
So, for me, joining the academy was a big step in my transition from being a child to a parent.
But the Academy also helped me realize that I have to make time to do things I enjoy and to work on things I love, like my family life.
And my wife is also a proud member of the Academy.
She knows what it means to