I discovered an enormous opportunity to substantially expand my personal and professional goals and perspectives, after coming to the US. I initially resided in New York City, and I supported myself by working in a fast food restaurant. As a result, several of my goals remained unfulfilled. It did not take long for me to appreciate that the best option for furthering my personal and professional growth was to obtain a college education. I could not enroll in a college, due to paucity of funds. After several months of introspection and analysis, it dawned upon me that it would be of great benefit to join the armed forces. Thus, I enlisted in the United States Army.