Why I Joined the Army Reserve: To Serve Country I Lived In

2LT Rebekah Kim’s father’s experience and words inspired her to become an officer in the Army Reserve.

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My dad was actually a Special Forces soldier in the South Korean Army he always instilled the fact that I needed to serve the country that I lived in. On the day I commissioned as an Army Reserve Officer, I remember my dad, he shed a tear. The first time I saw him cry was when he was putting that rank on my shoulder.