Friday, October 14, 2011

Reserve Recruiter Serves Her Country and Receives Tuition Assistance

            When making the decision to go into the military, often times, individuals believe that by making that decision they are forgoing a college education.   However, this is certainly not the case.  By joining the Army Reserves, individuals are able to serve their country while still working toward their college degree with financial assistance from the Army. Sgt. 1st Class Syphonia D. Leggette is a prime example making the most of this opportunity.
            Legette spent her childhood summers with her aunt and uncle, who were stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C, so her exposure to military life started at an early age.  Before enlisiting in the Army Legette was attending Costal Carolina and was struggling to pay tuition.  Her financial struggles and previous exposure to the military made joining the Reserve an easy decision.
            Leggette joined the United States Army Reserves in 1999 as a Dental Specialist.  She completed her Army Basic Training at at Fort Sill, Okla.  and Advanced Individual Training at Shepard Air Force Base in Witchita Falls, Texas.  At the time of her enlistment, she was also training as an independent runner in track and field for competion on the national level.  She competed in both  400 meter and 800 meter events.
            After serving in the Army Reserves for eight years, Leggette decided to become an Army Recruiter and completed the Army Recruiter Course at Ft. Jackson in September of 2007.  She is now a Station Commander for the Myrtle Beach Recruiting Station.  Her previous assignments include the 885th Medical Company, Florence, S.C., and 7236 MSU,  Ft. Bragg, N.C. As an Active Guard Reserve, she has served at the Rock Hill Recruiting Station, as an Army Reservse Recruiter and Assistant Station Commander.
            Leggette is a graduate of Coastal Carolina where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Professional Development and Counseling from Liberty Univeristy.  She has been married to Reginal L. Leggette for nine years and the two have a blended family of six children.
            As you can see, the United States Army Reserves offers  an opportunity for honorable service and job security while also allowing you to persue other interest and dreams.  For more information, visit or call Leggette at the Myrtle Beach Recruiting Station, 843-445-9504

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