To carry on a tradition that’s been in my family for generations and to do something greater than myself. To save lives. To carry on the legacy of a long line of the leaders that have gone before us. There’s nothing more awesome than service from an MH-65 helicopter. To better myself and serve my country. To make a difference in someone else’s life. It’s the closest thing I can do to being a superhero. To receive an education. I can make a difference for my country. To be a public affairs specialist and tell the Coast Guard story. Because of my father. I’m a second generation Coastie. To give my life direction and purpose.