Truth be told, most of us take the easy way whenever possible. There are those among us that choose to look beyond what is easy and take alternate paths. This hit home for me with my oldest daughter, Megan. She recently participated in the Basic Airborne Course at Ft. Benning, Georgia as part of her training through the United States Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).
Only about two percent of ROTC cadets participate in the Basic Airborne Course. It is physically demanding (and there is the whole height thing as well). When she first mentioned it, I thought this too shall pass. After all, she is majoring in dietetics in college. I don’t expect that there is a big demand for dietitian paratroopers. But, Megan has never taken the easy way (too boring for her). Read more