National Geographic : 1985 Oct
"Ithought I could test myself here. But I've practically reinvented myself." SP4 Michelle Kowalski, Signal Intelligence "I wanted a challenge in life, and I felt that the Army offered one. I knew it was going to be tough. But it was a way that I could prepare myself for the future. An inner journey to my independence. "Like Basic Training. You're ready to break, but somehow you pull through. The Army really knows how to build you up to take stress. Training for my job in Military Intelligence also was hard. It has given me self-discipline; you're expected to be on time, responsible, versatile. My job is terrifically rewarding and exciting. Something you could never experience anywhere else. "If you want to grow up- all the way up - and find out what you're made of, I recommend the Army. In fact, I would even say I think it's something everyone should go through." ARMY For more information about Army opportunities, see your local Army Recruiter or call toll free 1-800-USA-ARMY. BE ALLYOU CAN BE.