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Michael Devaughn

Watch how this young man put himself on the fast track to success in the Army Reserve.

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  • 31B – Military Police

    Learn to detect threats and root out suspects while easing tensions in foreign ...

    31B – Military Police
  • Episode 10:

    Find out what an Army MP instructor has to say about coaching NCAA football.

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Episode 10:
  • Military Police Instructor / NCAA Linebacker Coach

    Watch a U.S. Army MP instructor go one on one with an NCAA football coach.

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Military Police Instructor / NCAA Linebacker Coach
  • Military Police

    Military Police play a vital role in protecting our troops both at home and over...

    Military Police
  • Michael Devaughn

    Staff Sergeant Michael Devaughn (Reserve, Enlisted), talks about job role/expe...

    SSG Michael Devaughn
    Michael Devaughn
  • Miles Noonan

    Miles' job as a Military Policeman in the Army Reserve will give him an advantag...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Military Police Army Reserve

    Miles Noonan
  • Specialist Nelly Medel

    Medel joined the Army for an opportunity to succeed "I wanted to do something mo...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: 11B Military Police

    Specialist Nelly Medel
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Michael Devaughn

Watch how this young man put himself on the fast track to success in the Army Reserve.

Staff Sergeant Michael Devaughn: I'm Michael Devaughn, I'm a student and a Soldier in the Army Reserve. My MOS in the Army Reserve is a 31 Bravo, which is a Military Police Officer. The Army Reserve definitely showed me the career path I wanted to take. If I have any questions about law enforcement, you know, I seek those police officers that are in my unit. It's really great to hear feedback from them. It really motivates me even more to want to be a police officer. Honestly, the people that made me confident have been my leaders in the Army Reserve.
In the Army Reserve, they definitely built me into the leader, the NCO that I am now. I was out to prove to everybody that, you know, this young guy, you know, at 20 years old, can do it. It's kind of the mentality that the Army Reserve builds into you. You know, you want to let everybody know that you're fully capable of making decisions. And then once I was a leader, you know, it rubbed off on me. I give my Soldiers certain tasks and they go out of their way to prove to me that they were able to handle these tasks.
Well, I could say I'm a better student because I've seen both teaching and being a student from both sides now. I can understand what the teacher's trying to do and take it in as a student. My security job is really only a step in my whole law enforcement career. I feel I'm staying refreshed. I'm staying constant with enforcing rules in police departments. And they have a lot of loss-prevention police officers. I'm just gradually climbing this ladder to better myself so I can eventually hold the title of a police officer.
When I go in for a job interview, for instance, the employers definitely get right to my military experience. They're interested, they're like "Well great, he's in the military, he's got discipline, and he's got all these great things he can contribute to our company." And it's just like, another one of those tick marks about being in the Army Reserve that sets you above everybody else.
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