Cadet Summer Training

Cadet Spotlight: Jhalyn Davis

By Alex Mclaughlin
Photo By: Erica Lafser

FORT KNOX, Kentucky—

U.S. Military offers a wide range of jobs where those who are looking to better themselves will find an environment that supports any ambition they have to succeed.

Jhalyn Davis, ROTC cadet at North Carolina State AMT in Raleigh, originally found himself on the path to joining the Air Force. Davis decided the Army provided his best path to success, so he made the switch to Army ROTC.

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Davis is an upcoming senior in the mechanical engineering program at NCS. He spends his time involving himself in organizations that help others succeed.

Aside from his focus on successfully completing Army ROTC, he recently joined the Veterans Association at his university where he helps veterans re-acclimate to civilian life.

Likewise, Davis often tutors the students struggle in the mechanical engineering program. Even while assuming leadership roles outside of the ROTC program helping others succeed, Davis still maintains his studies to keep a high grade point average.

Davis thrives in challenging situations and became more excited about the opportunities at Leader Training Course as the summer went by.

As a member of 6th Regt., Davis belongs to the last unit to undergo training at Fort Knox this summer. He said so far LTC is everything he expected.

“I heard all summer that LTC was challenging, but fun,” Davis said. “Everyone said LTC shows you your limits and then pushes you to test them. You do things here at LTC that you never thought you were capable of.”

Davis said it is because of his childhood that he has such a positive outlook on the difficult tasks ahead at LTC.

“Growing up in a military family meant that I was constantly exposed to a higher caliber of people,” Davis said. “That was something I knew I wanted to continue being a part of. In the Army, I knew I would continue to have great opportunities to work with people like my mother and father, who have dedicated their lives to be leaders and serve their country.”

Davis saw the opportunity to succeed in the Army and he looks forward to the training that LTC has to offer. Davis is only in the beginning stages of LTC training and said that what he has seen so far only makes him more excited for the future.

“We just did combat water survival training and you see so many cadets being pushed to overcome their fears,” Davis said. “LTC is going to be a lot of tough work, but I know it is worth it. I have seen friends finish LDAC and the emotions that they have when they graduate makes you realize how important this all is.”

“I want to commission as an officer in the Army,” Davis said. “I want to graduate and serve my country for a long time. That is the goal I have set for myself.”

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