Many people tend not to truly know what it is they love doing. Even fewer people can find a balance of what it is they love to do with what could change the world around them. My time in the military allowed me to learn and obtain several specific skillsets that are fundamental for changing the world today. I was trained as an AC-130u Sensor Operator, a highly trained aircrew member in charge of preflight, operation, and postflight of the sensitive infrared detection and multispectral television sensor systems to acquire, identify, and destroy hostile enemy forces as well as relay battle damage assessment to terminal controllers. The training required to qualify for such an advanced position was not only challenging but it showed me what I wanted to pursue in life.
I do believe my time in the military has allowed me to influence the world even if just by a small amount, however once I join the civilian world I would like to continue my expertise as a sensor operator on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. I do think that “drones” are the way of the future not only for the military but also for common use in the Civilian workforce. I would like to help pave the way of the future in the new Unmanned Technologies for use for everything from geological land surveys for America’s farmers to advanced system use in the CIA.