Moving on to the military: Charlie Robin


Photo by Laaiba Mahmood

Noelle Schwarz, News Editor

Originally drawn in by his grandfather’s service in Vietnam, senior Charlie Robin decided to enlist in the Marine Corps last summer.

“I was about 150 pounds so it was a big choice for me, [it] surprised my mom,” Robin said. “It took a long time for my dad to get on board. Once I did it, they saw me losing weight and then they were okay with it.”

Charlie plans to become a military police officer after he completes bootcamp.

“I’ll be in charge of making sure people come in on time,” Robin said. “I could write citations if people are coming back messed up, drunk. I don’t know that much about it, but that’s all I know for now.”

However, basic training can be difficult on even the strongest of people.

“I’m nervous mentally cause a lot of people come back from bootcamp and always say it’s not physically though, but mentally because it will break you down in every way,” Robin said.

Robin will serve eight years in the Marine Corps and is looking forward to the bond between the marines.

“It’s a brotherhood to be all together like that,” Robin said.