I’m interested in aerospace engineering
I’m definitely looking forward to my four years at the Naval Academy. After those five years [of service], if I want to continue with a career in the Navy, I can do that. But also, if I get out I’ll have a lot of different opportunities that I can pursue having that great education and having that leadership background.
I’m interested in aerospace engineering. I’m into calculus and physics. All that stuff is fun and fascinating to me. They’re making so many huge leaps. The company SpaceX is doing incredible things. Elon Musk just sent a rocket with a car attached to it into space. Think about what they’re doing now. So, by the time I’m able to actually get into the field, there are so many more things we’ll be able to accomplish. I want to see what’s up there. I want to explore more.
So you do want to go into space?
Well, no. I want to see pictures of what’s up there. A lot of people are like, I want to be an astronaut. For me, I want to be the guy that’s doing the calculations and different trajectories…on the ground.
As a graduating senior do you have any reflections on your time in school?
I would just say, Go, Green Run ROTC. It’s a really good program. It’s been an honor to be a part of it.
“I’ve learned so much, so much: the importance of dedication, loyalty, even patriotism, too, working as a team. For me, I’ve always been someone who didn’t like group assignments. I always wanted to do stuff on my own. Being a part of this, it showed that in order to have real and true success, you can’t do it all on your own. With ROTC, there are different departments. There’s the admin department, the supply department, operations, weapons… So, no one person can do it all. It takes everybody to work together in order to achieve the common goal. I’m really going to miss it. That’s probably what I’m going to miss the most about high school.”