Posted On: 02/07/20
The KCC Veteran's Resource Center is featuring a different student or staff veteran each month.
Veteran Spotlight: Dustin Blaylock
Area of study: Associate Degree of Nursing (4th Semester, Woot!)
How higher education has impacted my life, goals, and future: Higher education is allowing me to reach my goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Becoming a RN will help secure my financial future and allow me to navigate many different jobs within the nursing field.
Branch of service: U.S. Army
Military Occupation Code:
13M-Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember (96-99) active,
68W-Combat Medic (2010-18) active,
68W-Combat Medic (2018-present) Reserves
Locations of service: Fort Sill, Okla. (1996-99), Fort Hood, Texas (2010-14), Fort Sam Houston, Texas (2014-18), Hobart, Ind. (2018-present)
Hobbies/Interests: Procrastination, video games, concerts, grilling out, movies, shooting range. Helping and making people feel better, advocating for and educating Veterans.
Advice for fellow student veterans: I, You, We are not alone! Let's get to know one another at the Veteran's Center. We have coffee, soda, and snacks.
Favorite Quote: "As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him."