Torrie Foy serves our country in the United States Army.

Photo Courtesy of Torrie Foy.

Torrie Foy serves our country in the United States Army.

Torrie Foy – Army

November 11, 2019

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

Torrie Foy: “I decided to join in February of 2019.”

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

TF: “I chose the Army because my Stepdad and Grandfather are both Veterans of the Army and I wanted to follow in their footsteps while making my family proud.”

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

 TF: “Before I went to basic training, I was told it was going to be the easiest part of my military career, and they weren’t kidding. My Drill Sergeants told us where to be, when to be there, and what to wear. The environment was a little bit difficult to get used to at first, but once you understand that everyone there comes from different backgrounds and you’re all there to do the same thing it becomes much easier to get through.”

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

TF: “My favorite part about being active duty is being stationed away from home so I get the experience of being an adult and traveling for free.”

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

TF: “If you’re thinking of joining the military, I would say don’t even think about it, just do it. I believe everyone should serve at least one contract because it’s an experience like no other, you make so many friends, you get in shape, and you get paid to do it while serving your country. If you don’t have a plan for what you want to do after high school, talk to a recruiter.”

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

TF: “As of right now, my plan is to do my six-year contract as an Enlisted Supply Specialist, get out for a few years to get a degree, and re-enlist as an officer-enlisted.” 

EE: Anything else you’d like to add?

TF: “People are going to try and scare you out of joining the military, but it’s truly an incomparable experience to anything else you can do.”

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