U.S. Marine Corps Corporal
7 years served
Seeking a career in engineering
Camp Pendleton, CA
I served a bit under 7 years, currently still AD. Prior to my service, I did a certification program for soldering & recieved 7 certificates for IPC standard. During my AD contract I did attend college when I could manage the time. I find joy in volunteering, because my family relied heavily on the generosity of the community & it was America that gave us a home after escaping a civil war.
In the Marine Corps I have knowledge on operating lathes, mills & drill presses. I was not able to qualify for CNC but I want to learn. I dealt with quite a bit of weapons maintenance, from large Calibers like the M2 to smaller arms like Beretta M9. This maintenance included Optics like thermal scopes & night vision. I also dealt with the logistic of placing artillery cannons & supplying the ammunitions.
I have experience in loading plans which includes trucks, aircrafts, ships & tactical amphibious vehicles. I have set up FOBs which include providing the initial construction, logistics, layout, up keep of supplies & the retrograding of the FOB.
I’ve provided humanitarian relief acts in multiple countries which include Thailand, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, & Tinian. This consist of but not limited to clearing roads & debris, digging siphons for waterways, construction of roads flight lines & landing pads, and providing food & water to local populous.
I owe a lot to America & if things were different I would stay in. That is no longer an option. Which feels bittersweet. My goal is to someday provide machinery that can save the lives of our Soldiers, Marine, Sailors, & Airmen or prevent from endangering them at all. Injury is unavoidable but when it does happen I want to be able to develop machinery for our young men & woman that can give them a better quality of life.