If I could earn a living by doing what I love most, I would protect and take care of every person with whom I came into contact. Over the past twelve years in Naval Special Operations, I have seen both individual and global needs that far surpass any I could have previously imagined. I am now working toward a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and becoming a Naval Officer in the Nurse Corps. I am elated with the prospect of becoming a nurse. I cannot wait to take my experiences, lessons, and skill sets into a career that makes a practical difference in people’s lives every day. My past will allow me to connect with our veterans and wounded warriors in a unique way that most nurses are not able to do. In addition, I will have the privilege of personally caring for service members and their families. We are a war-wearied nation with many men and women who have visible and invisible wounds that can take a lifetime to heal. I want to commit the next 15 years of my career loving, serving, and caring for those who need and deserve it most. I can think of no better way to change the world than to dedicate my remaining career in the military to the service of our fallen brethren’s families, the veterans, and the active duty men and women still carrying our nation’s freedom on their shoulders. I will change the world one person at a time.