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Christian Fink (middle) with two friends he met while in the Army National Guard.

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Christian Fink (middle) with two friends he met while in the Army National Guard.

Christian Fink – Army National Guard

November 10, 2019

Eagle Eye: When and why did you decide to join the military?

Christian Fink: “I swore into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in November of 2017. A recruiter reached out to me and I thought it would be a great way to get out of my comfort zone and improve my lifestyle.”

EE: Why did you choose the branch of the military you are in?

CF: “I joined the Army National Guard because it was a great way to balance a civilian life and go to college and be a member of the military at the same time.”

EE: Tell us a little bit about your basic training experience.

CF: “Basic training is designed to be difficult. Drill Sergeants are there to transform you into a soldier and they are very good at it. There were a lot of very interesting things we did and learned, but basic training is pretty mentally and physically challenging.”

EE: If you are in active duty, what is your experience so far?

CF: “I am not in active duty, but I did get the chance to go to Macedonia and train with their military.”

EE: What advice would you give for students thinking of joining the military?

CF: “If you are thinking about joining the military, I suggest you do it. There are so many different jobs in any branch of the military that could be suitable for you. Being in the military gives you many skills that will be useful to you in every day life.”

EE: What are your future goals? What specific job in your branch do you hope to do?

CF: “I’m currently an Infantryman, but I would like to continue in my career and go to varying schools to advance my knowledge for different aspects of an Infantryman.”



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