Pride of the Jaguar Battalion: Jordan Newton

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Cadet Jordan Newton participated in four years of Marine Corps JROTC in high school before joining Augusta University's ROTC program.

In this new monthly series, Jagwire will feature a cadet who is enrolled in Augusta University’s ROTC program and a member of the Jaguar Army ROTC Battalion.

Where are you from and what high school did you attend?

I’m from Conyers, Georgia, and I attended Salem High School.

Why did you choose to attend Augusta University?

I chose Augusta University for their nursing and ROTC programs, as well as it being close to home.

How did you become interested in the ROTC/military?

I participated in four years of Marine Corps JROTC in high school and did my research on the military. I decided to pursue it but I still wanted a college degree, thus ROTC.

Why did you choose to pursue the degree that you’ve selected?

I have always had an interest in health care, and I genuinely feel as though I was put on Earth to serve others.

What are your long-term plans for the military?

I would hope to make a career out of it, if all permits. I do not see myself getting out any time soon.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of being in the ROTC?
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That all it is useful for is the military, when in actuality the skills you learn are applicable to the civilian side as well as everyday life.

Use one word to describe cadet life.

Rewarding.

What has been the hardest adjustment to preparing for the military?

Starting and following through with a religious workout routine.

What are you most excited about now that you are a part of Jaguar Nation and the Jaguar Battalion?

Being able to have the opportunity to learn from great leaders and prepare so that one day I can be one as well.

Use one word to sum up your experience as a Jaguar?

Worthwhile.

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Miguelangelo Hernandez is a senior communications and media coordinator at Augusta University. He covers College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, The Dental College of Georgia, College of Science and Mathematics and Augusta University Athletics. You can reach him at mighernandez@augusta.edu or (706) 993-6411.

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