Joseph’s father was a career Naval officer and his step-father who raised him was a Navy SEAL, so it was only natural that Joseph instinctively gravitated in that direction. As a high school athlete, he knew he wanted to continue to be part of a team environment. He enlisted in the Navy out of high school and has carried on his family legacy of service to his country. Now, as he pursues a college education, he has the goal of becoming a Naval officer and honoring those who gave their lives serving their country.
During his 14 years in the Navy, he was deployed to the Middle East on multiple occasions and earned numerous honors, including a Silver Star, the Admiral Claude V. Rickets Inspirational Leadership Award, a Bronze Star with Combat “V” and an Army Commendation Medal with Combat “V.”
His years of service have helped him earn a 3.68 GPA and honors in the school of business administration, reflective of the commitment, discipline and fortitude he developed in the military.
Once commissioned, Joseph plans to serve as an officer with the intent of becoming a Platoon Commander.