Why become a Marine Officer?

I’ve wanted to be a soldier for most of my life.  When I was a five-year-old, my mother asked me what I wanted to do when I was grown up.  My childish reply was that I wanted to “be a shoulder!” Now, I am grown and have the opportunity to act on that dream.  I know what being a Marine entails, and am still 100% committed to being an officer.  Being a soldier is a more physically and mentally demanding than usual civilian life.  As a manly individual, I crave this lifestyle.  As a very patriotic American, I want to serve my great nation.  As a highly confident and proud individual, I am attracted to the Marines, where greatest challenge and greatest honor meet.