Senior enlisting with Marines

According to, “More than 90 percent of military recruits have a high school diploma — a credential held by only about 75 percent of their peers. A traditional high school diploma is the best single predictor of “stick-to-it-iveness” and successful adjustment to the military. Recruits with a high school diploma have a 70 percent probability of completing a three-year term of enlistment, compared with a 50 percent likelihood for non-graduates.” 

Senior Isaiah Auge is one who has made the decision to enlist. He will be entering the United States Marines Corp “because my dad served in the Marines back in the early ’90s, and my older brother just recently graduated from Marine Corp boot camp. I would say they are both huge inspirations to me, especially my dad. My dad is a very hard working guy and you can tell that he has kept his Marine Corp values of honor, courage and commitment after 30 years from serving.”

In preparing for the Marine Corp, Auge put in the work. “The United States Marine Corp isn’t all about strength and lifting a bunch of weight. Yes, building muscle and lifting is good, but endurance is super important as well. For preparation, I did a lot of running because getting into good physical condition and shape was really important,” he said. 

For Auge, the Marines not only shape bodies, they shape character. He said of his older brother when he first met him at  his Marine Corp boot camp graduation that, “I noticed that my brother held himself to a higher standard. He walked differently and talked differently. Overall, he was more of a man.”

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