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August 2018 Student of the Month

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gray, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow student, stands in front of a mural at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. Gray is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for August 2018, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gray, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow student, stands in front of a mural at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. Gray is the Goodfellow Student of the Month spotlight for August 2018, a series highlighting Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award to 2nd Lt. Wyatt Thomas, 315th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. The 315th TRS’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Officer Student of the Month award to 2nd Lt. Wyatt Thomas, 315th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. The 315th TRS’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gray, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. The 316th TRS’s mission is to conduct U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard cryptologic, human intelligence and military training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 316th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gray, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. The 316th TRS’s mission is to conduct U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard cryptologic, human intelligence and military training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 17th TRG Rope of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Shelby Snow, 315th Training Squadron student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. Military Training Leaders present ropes to Airmen who display exceptional leadership qualities to lead their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 17th TRG Rope of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Shelby Snow, 315th Training Squadron student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. Military Training Leaders present ropes to Airmen who display exceptional leadership qualities to lead their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Joshua Murphy, 315th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. The 315th TRS’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 315th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman 1st Class Joshua Murphy, 315th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. The 315th TRS’s vision is to develop combat-ready intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance professionals and promote an innovative squadron culture and identity unmatched across the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman Chase Prosise, 312th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. The 312th TRS’s mission is to provide Department of Defense and international customers with mission ready fire protection and special instruments graduates and provide mission support for the Air Force Technical Applications Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Group deputy commander, presents the 312th Training Squadron Student of the Month award to Airman Chase Prosise, 312th TRS student, at Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 7, 2018. The 312th TRS’s mission is to provide Department of Defense and international customers with mission ready fire protection and special instruments graduates and provide mission support for the Air Force Technical Applications Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gray, Marine Corps Detachment student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for August, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?

Gray: Initially, I was interested in joining the band. I only wanted to pursue my musical career. I was going to college for music. Once I started talking to recruiters, I realized how much the military really resonated with me. The ideas of self-accountability, responsibly and discipline were very attractive to me.

What has been the most impactful moment in your career so far?

I think the moment I received my eagle, globe and anchor after completing the crucible in boot camp. At that moment I knew that I became a Marine and my life changed.

What are your hobbies?

I like to read, exercise and watch debates on YouTube.

What do you want to accomplish during your time here at Goodfellow Air Force Base?

As much as I can, I would like to pursue every leadership billet that is available to me. I have two courses here and I would like to receive honor graduate in both of them. If possible, I would like to go up for another student of the month board and a Marine of the month board as well.

Is there any advice or anything you would like to share?

If you are looking to be successful, just always place discipline over comfort and work before play.