Today’s guest post comes from Chad Elbandagji, a veteran of the United States Army and an AmeriCorps VISTAVetCorps Alum. He recently was the recipient of the 2012 National Service Impact Award and recognized as an Opportunity Leader for his work supporting the Habitat for Humanity’s National Veterans Initiative. He currently resides in Southern California where he is organizing with his peers to create pathways to college and employment for the youth in his community.
Joining the military after high school was an easy choice. I loved the idea of serving my country, and having a way to pay for college with the GI Bill. In the summer of 2000, I took the oath of service and enlisted in the United States Army. This decision has changed my life, and it gave me a clear perspective on what it means to serve.
Serving in the military is a challenge; and…
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