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    Pfc. Morales volunteers for engineers' deployment

    Pfc. Morales volunteers for engineers' deployment

    Photo By Spc. Glenn Brennan | U.S. Army Pfc. Leticia Morales, a native of Georgetown, Del., stands outside the...... read more read more

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, PA, UNITED STATES

    07.14.2022

    Story by Spc. Glenn Brennan 

    109th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - Many Soldiers enlist in the Army National Guard to seek thrills or to learn new skills. For U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Leticia Morales, a native of Georgetown, Del., the Guard is a way to acquire the skills she feels she needs to pursue her goals in the civilian world.

    Morales is currently enrolled Delaware Technical community college and hopes to become a police officer while earning an Associates degree Business.

    "I find it fulfilling giving back to the community and helping others when called upon," says Morales.

    She enlisted in the Army National Guard to gain experience in law enforcement, which she feels will help her gain the experience needed to become a state trooper. Morales' future plans in the Army National Guard include becoming an officer once her current six-year enlistment is completed.

    Morales enlisted in the Delaware Army National Guard at the age of 17 on a split training option contract. She completed basic training during the summer while still a high school student and completed advanced individual training the following year. Morales found basic training to be rewarding and fulfilling. Her original military occupational specialty was military police, but she transferred to the 160th Engineer Company to reclassify as a plumber so she can deploy with the engineers.

    "I want to get the experience of a deployment so I looked for a deploying unit that needed extra Soldiers to volunteer," said Morales.

    Morales commented that she's looking forward to sharing her experiences and skills as an MP with other Soldiers of the 160th Engineer Company during their deployment.

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    Date Taken: 07.14.2022
    Date Posted: 07.16.2022 17:06
    Story ID: 425139
    Location: FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, PA, US 
    Hometown: GEORGETOWN, DE, US

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