Thursday, June 16, 2022

How You Built Your History !!



My History has interesting flash backs of experience that are all part of a My Total Life. I remember when the family decision, was to send me to finish my High School Education at a Military Prep School.  This part of my education has never left me as I now draw near my 90th Birthday. 

I started, September 1950 when I arrived at Chester Pennsylvania, location of Pennsylvania Military Prep School. {Part of the Campus of PMC, The Pennsylvania Military College }.  There were those that called this military education campus the West Point of The Keystone State. 

So two years in Prep School and the decision to follow into the Military College, PMC.  Great College with college professors with many years of experience in their field.  Not military experience, but professional experience in college education.  A small college with students from all over the world.

So a major in Economics, and a uniform identical to West Point with Stripes added each year.  President in my 2nd, 3rd and 4th year.  I wanted to have a career in the Military.  But life changes because of those things that can not be expected.  In my second year I was unable to pass the physical requirements to receive a Commission in the Military Service.  My goal had been a Military Career.  This change was not stopping me to finish my education at PMC.  I had become a important part of this college and glad I finished my college education there.

My Military Environment was a shinning feature of my education and developed a solid background for a civilian career.  My Cadet life was filled with stories and adventure. Leadership and responsibility for others is all part of the Cadet Life.  In your Senior year the entire Cadet Student Body is the full responsibility of the Senior Cadet Officers. As the Senior Class President and Cadet Officer, with the Top Cadet Officer, had the responsibility of the entire Student Cadet day to day supervision.   

Graduation in June 1956, ready to start a career. Home for only three days and at my Father's office one night creating a resume, received a call from the Vice President of the College.  "Bob would you consider a position in our Admissions Office ?"  So four more years at PMC and now Ten Years at PMC, an Important  Part of my Life.

This story is repeated over and over with Military Education developing an Educational Experience for both Male and Female Students. A large percentage of the  graduates do not go into the Military.  Just a good solid background experience.

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