GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Lance Cpl. Destiny Creecy, Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for September, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.
17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?
Creecy: Initially, I thought that maybe the military wasn’t right for me. But after looking into it, specifically the Marine Corps, I knew that I could make a bigger impact on my country and even the world. There wasn’t any other job out there where I’d have that much effect or be able to do something bigger than myself.
What has been the most impactful moment in your career so far?
I’d say the most impactful moment of my career is very small, but when I graduated the Defense Language Institute, a Marine I’d never met before came up to me and told me that she’d heard about the things I’d done and how hard I worked and that I’d inspired her to want to do the same thing. To know that I could inspire a fellow Marine, a junior Marine who didn’t even know who I was, had a really huge impact on me and made me want to be a better leader for more Marines.
What are your hobbies?
I love PT. I love to study languages, other than the one I’ve been assigned. I love music, I love to sing.
What do you want to accomplish during your time here at Goodfellow Air Force Base?
During my time here at Goodfellow I want to be more proficient at my job, and so obviously passing the course, but more so I’d like to develop more leadership traits and figure out a better way to be an NCO one day and how to affect the Marine Corps, how I can change it. Build myself up to be the Marine I’d like to be in 5, 10, 15 years.
Is there any advice or anything you would like to share?
For other service members, I’d say that effort and discipline are probably the most two important things I’ve learned in my time in the Marine Corps. I think that if you’re working hard and you have the discipline to hold yourself accountable, that’ll take you a long way no matter what your MOS is or what branch you serve in.