- Name: Emilyn Santos
- School: University of Guam
- Major: Master of Public Administration
- 8th Brigade - Triton Warriors "Oceanside, Pacific Pride!"
What makes the Cadet stand out among his/her peers?
Emilyn is incredibly dedicated to her individual growth as a leader and also to her teammates in the Army ROTC program. Emilyn is thoughtful and motivated, and she always excels in everything she does.
In the Cadet's Own Words:
President Woodrow Wilson once said, “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand”.
I joined the Army ROTC program because it has a history of providing the foundation for creating and developing adept leaders. The ROTC program has helped cultivate the best version of myself with an aspiration to serve, and a want to contribute and be a part of something bigger. I believe that people should plan for a future that not only directs their own paths in life, but the paths of those around them.
My biggest motivation and inspiration is my family. My mom and my sister are my biggest mentors and supporters in everything I do. They have always pushed me to overcome my personal hurdles and cheered for me in all that I have achieved. I hope to grow into a leader that inspires and influences those around me with my words and actions - to be the change that I desire to see in this world and in its people.
How do you manage Army ROTC and your other college commitments?
Structure and determination are the foundations that help manage my personal and professional life. Finding a balance between Army ROTC and my college commitments means not accepting failures in the goals that I wish to achieve, and as a result of this I have never been unwilling to face a challenge head on.
About Army ROTC
Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. Through classes and field training, Army ROTC provides you with the tools to become an Army Officer without interfering with your other classes. ROTC also provides you with discipline and money for tuition while enhancing your college experience.
Army ROTC offers pathways to becoming an Army Officer for high school students, current active duty Soldiers, and for current National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers through the Simultaneous Membership Program.