PUNTA ARENAS, Chile - A 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldier Cpl. Jadyn Graham got a unique opportunity to re-enlist approximately, 500 miles north of Antarctica, on a beach in Punta Arenas, Chile, during a training exercise, August 2, 2023.
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Graham, an intel analyst, with 1st Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th SFG(A). "There’s very little chance that I will have another opportunity like this. I had to jump on it, even though it was cold."
Special Operations South Command and 7th SFG(A) work with interagency partners to enhance each other’s readiness to plan, prepare, and improve our collective posture to support regional security and stability throughout central and South America.
“Intel analysts are vital because we support everyone for big operations or training exercises like this one,” Graham added. “It is our job as an analyst to inform everyone from the teams to commanders on what to expect when they go out.”
These assessments gather information that allow everything to operate, however, during their busy training schedule, leadership afforded Graham an opportunity to re-enlistment.
“Leadership has proved time and time again that they have my best interest at heart, they have shown me support through everything I’ve done in my career. This made it easy to re-enlist at 7th Group,” Graham explained.
Graham has been serving at the 7SFG(A) for the past three years and has expressed a great desire to continue to serve.
“I advise Soldiers who consider re-enlistment to make the decision for themselves,” said Graham. “The Army has presented many opportunities to me, making it an easy decision.”
Graham eagerly looks forward to tackling any mission or assignment that may come her way, as she continues to serve, and be an inspiration for other young Soldiers.