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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Sims, an aircraft rescue and firefighting specialist, stands next to a crash fire rescue truck at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Dec. 11, 2018. While being in the Marine Corps, Sims has learned a lot that will help him be a better Marine and one day, a better civilian. Some of those things include respect towards other people, regardless of rank, and how to be a better leader. Sims, 20, from Meadow Bridge, West Virginia, is assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, Marine Wing Support Group 27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew King)

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Meet the Marine - Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Sims

5 Feb 2019 | Lance Cpl. Andrew King Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Meet the Marine

Being a Marine goes past the uniform, haircuts and swagger. It’s a whole Marine concept. They are a group of exceptional human beings who embody the Corps’ ethos of honor, courage and commitment. Now, here is your chance to Meet the Marine.

Name: Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Sims
Age: 20
Hometown: Meadow Bridge, West Virginia
Military Occupational Specialty: 7051, aircraft rescue and firefighting specialist

From a small town with a population of less than 400, to a band of brothers and sisters more than 180,000 strong, Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Sims joined the Marine Corps in June 2017 to gain a larger family and more confidence.

“I knew what I wanted to do with my life and I knew the path I wanted to set for my future,” he said.

While being in the Marine Corps, Sims said he has learned a lot that will help him be a better Marine and one day, a better civilian. Some of those things include respect towards other people, regardless of rank, and how to be a better leader.

“I take a lot of pride in being a Marine,” he said. “I look back at home and all of my friends and I see that they’re not doing anything more than what they were when I left; and I see myself escalating in my life, being proficient in a bunch of skills I can use back in the civilian world.”


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