The Calling

See how five young Americans made the most important decision of their lives, for reasons as diverse as they are.

A Powerful Voice

Though her ability to sing took her all over the world, Janeen kept returning to her roots. Her talent was only part of who she really was, and her true purpose was a legacy much greater.

1st Lt. Janeen Phelps | U.S. Army Reserve

Public Affairs Officer (46A)

Their Army Path:

  • Enlistment in the U.S. Army Reserve
  • Basic & Advanced Job Training
  • Radio & COMSEC Repairer
  • ROTC
  • Officer Commission
  • Defense Information School
  • Public Affairs Officer

The Day That Changed Him

Being a first-generation immigrant, Rickie was taught early in life that hard work can take you far. He knew how he’d apply this lesson to his own life after a single moment that changed his perspective forever.

1st Lt. Rickie Plaisir | U.S. Army Active Duty

Signal Officer (25A)

Their Army Path:

  • High School JROTC
  • Army ROTC
  • Officer Commission
  • Signal Officer Basic Course
  • Signal Officer

The Unreachable Dream

Growing up on Army bases, David dreamed of piloting the helicopters he’d see fly over his backyard. But he never thought he was smart enough to make his dream a reality.

1st Lt. David Toguchi | U.S. Army Active Duty

Aviation Officer (15A)

Their Army Path:

  • Army ROTC
  • Officer Commission
  • Flight School
  • Chinook Pilot

Redefining Tough

Although she had a difficult childhood, Jennifer learned that no matter how hard life gets, there are still good, helpful people in the world—the kind she aspired to become.

Spc. Jennifer Liriano | U.S. Army Reserve

Practical Nursing Specialist (68C)

Their Army Path:

  • Enlistment in the U.S. Army Reserve
  • Medical Training
  • Army Practical Nursing Specialist & Civilian Registered Nurse

Carving Her Own Path

Raised by two supportive mothers, Emma felt lucky to have such powerful role models in her life. Inspired by their courage and conviction, she was determined to face challenges of her own and shatter stereotypes along the way.

Cpl. Emma Malonelord | U.S. Army Active Duty

Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator (14H)

Their Army Path:

  • Enlistment in the U.S. Army Active Duty
  • Basic & Advanced Job Training
  • Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator

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