I grew up in a single parent household yet I could not have asked for a better family. It may be due to the fact that my mom faced every hurdle in life with a brave face and also instilled the values in us she learnt as a soldier in the military. But my mom is not the only reason I have developed interest in the military. Even though I was quite young, I still remember the days when 9/11 happened. In the following years, I realized we often take some of the most precious things as granted including liberty. While it is amazing how patriot citizens signed up for the military in the wake of 9/11, service to the nation should not be limited to times of crisis, too. It is due to this conviction that I have decided to pursue a military career so that I could use my unique linguistic talent to serve the nation’s interests around the world.