Miss America Just Explained Her Decision To Join The Military


When I was just shy of my 19th birthday, I decided to join the military.

Living in a small town the way I did, it represented a chance to do something great as well as get out of the small town I thought I was going to be stuck in for the rest of my days.

It was tough, but it was one of the wisest decisions I ever made in my entire life. The idea that you are dedicating yourself to something greater than yourself is one of the most fulfilling things you can do.

Of course, being in the military doesn’t mean you are G.I. Joe every waking minute of the day. I knew some amazing people when I was in the military, some people who were talented at their job while at the same time being spectacularly talented in other fields as well.

One of my buddies when I was in was the most hardcore guy you’d ever seen in your life when it came to being in the military. Which made it all the more surprising when you’d go to his house and you would see awards for ballroom dancing.

Anyway, just because you are in the military doesn’t mean you are pigeonholed into one box that you have to stay in for the rest of your life.

Take the example of Madison Marsh. The recently crowned Miss America made history as the first active-duty officer to win the title. Now, you might think that someone who’s a military officer wouldn’t be apt to participate in a beauty contest.

That’s just silly to think that the military is full of unattractive people.

Madison is not one of those people who is going to be using the newfound fame she has garnered from capturing the title of Miss America for her own gain. She has decided to do something absolutely amazing.

During her tenure as Miss America, she has decided to use that time to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer and the eventual cure of that horrible disease.

She’s one of those people who by nature of her being in the military has put an emphasis on service to her community.

Which is something more people whether they are a man or woman should take to heart.

As far as the ladies of the world go, if more of them wanted to grow up to be Madison Marsh as opposed to one of the Kardashians; the world might be a much better place to live in.