February 2018 Student of the Month
By Senior Airman Randall Moose, 17th Training Wing public Affairs
/ Published March 08, 2018
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Lance Cpl. Kayle Starr, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow trainee, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for February, a series highlighting exceptional airmen, soldiers, sailors and marines.
17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?
I actually joined the military four years ago and I was in the Army
National Guard. I joined because I really wanted to go to college and once I stared the processes of training, I decided that I wanted to do something much more. So once I got to my unit, I pushed to go active duty and they would not let me. So I switched branches and now I’m in the Marine Corps.
The Marine Corps was willing to give me what I wanted, they were allowing me to go active duty and have the intelligence job I was wanting. And now I just found a great pride in serving our country and doing what I can do.
What has been the most impactful moment in your career so far?
Meeting officers who have made a huge impact and sergeant majors that have made a big impact and seeing where they came from and know that I can take my current situation and make something completely great out of it.
When I was training in the Army, we had a command sergeant major at the battalion level and he came to talk to us about how he grew up in a very unfortunate situation. It was pretty much join the Army or go to jail. That’s how it used to be. He told us about all his short comings and how he used those to his advantage when in the Army. How he went from nothing, to a sergeant major. From that moment on, I realized that I can do a lot more than I thought I could do.
What are your hobbies?
I love walking, watching documentaries, especially conspiracy theories and I like to go to the gym.
What do you want to accomplish during your time here at Goodfellow Air Force Base?
I want to graduate top of my class. I did it once in the Army and I would like to do it again. That is my main goal. I want to learn my job as thorough as I can so I can take proper control in any situation when I apply the skills I learned here.
Is there any advice or anything you would like to share?