Gena C. is a Vacation Specialist and one proud mother. Her youngest son, Corey Y., graduated from Ft. Benning, Georgia, on October 2, 2015, with the highest score for the FTX (field training exercise/ field navigation) they’d ever seen and high scores on his marksmanship and physical training test—skills he’ll need as a Calvary Scout.
“I didn’t like the idea of Corey joining the Army at first, especially when he told me he chose Cavalry Scout,” admits Gena. “Although I am still uncomfortable, I have complete respect for his decision and I am very proud of him.”
Corey joined the Army to not only defend our country, but to also better himself and mature so he can support a family someday. With no other family members in the military, Corey is the first to join the ranks, and according to his mom, he did so to become somebody.
As a Calvary Scout, he’s certainly doing that! The cavalry scout is responsible for being the eyes and ears of the commander during battle. They engage the enemy in the field, track and report their activity and direct the employment of weapon systems to their locations.
Gena adds he plans to stay in the Army for three years to experience the Army life before deciding what to do next. If he likes the military, he’ll stay. If he doesn’t, he’ll use the GI Bill to attend college. Either way, Corey is off to a strong start.
“He is definitely more mature now. You can just look at him and tell,” she says. “Before he joined the Army, he wanted to be a police officer, he just might follow that dream after he serves.”
Let’s stand together and salute Cavalry Scout Yancey. He leaves his mom and dad, two older brothers and one younger sister as he heads off for glory in Ft. Riley, Kansas. Global Connections thanks him and his family for the sacrifices they will make so he can serve the United States of America.