THORNTOWN, Ind. — Leading a life dedicated to service and others is one of the driving forces in Jarrett Bailey’s life.
After he completes his year of service as 2018-2019 Indiana FFA state sentinel, Bailey will be continuing his life of service by being a part of Purdue University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program.
By the time he graduates from the College of Agriculture at Purdue, Bailey will have a minor in military science.
“A lot of the men in my life that I highly respect have been a part of the military,” Bailey said.
Bailey added that his grandfather was part of the ROTC program when he was in college at Indiana University.
“Being in the ROTC is a great way to pay for college and come out as a better person by being a part of something bigger,” Bailey said.
Bailey said that being an FFA member and serving as a state officer has been a good stepping stone for going into the ROTC, because both organizations share some of the same core values.
“I decided to pursue ROTC after FFA because service leadership is a big part of my life, and a way I can give back,” Bailey said.
When he graduates from the ROTC program, he will be a second lieutenant and will serve either in the reserves or in active duty.
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