BECOMING A NAVY OFFICER 4
Becominga Navy Officer
Becominga Navy Officer
Theimportance of making proper career decisions cannot be understated asfar as the quality of life that an individual leads is concerned.Indeed, career decisions determine the earnings of an individual, aswell as the progress that he or she makes in other aspects of life.This underlines the need for careful evaluation of the varied careerchoices prior to determining the most appropriate for oneself. Moreoften than not, the choice is informed by the academic qualification.While this may be an appropriate basis for making career decisions,the passion that one has for a certain choice is arguably the mostappropriate foundation for the same. This was what informed mydecision to become a navy officer.
Thereare varied reasons as to why I would want to become a navy officer.First, I feel that it is my patriotic duty to join the armed forcesparticularly from external aggressors. It has been well acknowledgedthat a large proportion of threats to the country emanate from theseas and the varied water bodies that surround the country, in whichcase taking part in safeguarding the integrity of the country is mypatriotic duty. In essence, I do not see it merely as a way ofearning a living or just another form of employment rather it is anavenue of fulfilling my patriotic duty. Of course, I could havefulfilled this duty in other avenues and forms of employment.Nevertheless, I have always been passionate about being in the navyparticularly as a Physician assistant.
However,my decision to join the navy is complemented by varied professionaland personal goals regarding the career. Professionally, I aim atobtaining a Masters degree in health science. This will allow me tofunction not only as a navy officer but also an assistant physicianor even a physician within the navy. Of course, this will bebeneficial to the institution as far as the provision of medicalservices is concerned. This, however, does not undermine the personalgoals that I have. Indeed, I believe that the personal goals will becomplementary to the performance of my duties as a navy officer. Ihave held several positions of leadership in the community and theacademic institutions. I realize that leadership always presents anopportunity for enhancement of one’s capabilities and skills, inwhich case I personally aim to become a better leader. This is goingto be attained through the immense discipline that is imparted inindividuals by the rigorous training in the navy.
Onthe same note, I posses some personal traits that will be beneficialto the success of the program. First, I have immense appetite forlearning. I acknowledge that I will be immensely green as I join thenavy. However, individual know-how improves when an individual isexposed to varied situations with different complexity levels, inwhich case it is imperative that one has eagerness to handle newchallenges (Wilson&Australia,2001). It is acknowledged that leaders who seek new experiences andobtain lessons from them would stand higher chances for developingknowledge at a faster pace than others. Similarly, I have immenseambition, tenacity and drive that would push me to not only get tothe foundation of any issue but also come up with solutions for thesame. These qualities would allow me to tenaciously search for anymissing information and persistently tweak mental modes until I getto a functioning position (Wilson&Australia,2001).
Wilson,D., & Australia, R. A. N. S. P. C. (2001). Maritimewar in the 21st century: The medium and small navy perspective.Canberra, ACT: RAN Sea Power Centre.