United States Naval Academy
Midshipmen First Class Daniela Pimentel
Daniela Pimentel joined the U.S.
Navy in 2011 and attends the United
States Naval Academy as a First
Class (Senior) Midshipman. She
comes from Parris Island, SC where
she served as a Prior Enlisted Sailor - an
HM3 or Hospital Corpsman Third
Class Petty Officer.
At the United States Naval
Academy, she majors in Applied
Mathematics and plays on the
Women’s Rugby Team. She serves in
the Japanese American, Navy Medicine,
Navy Spectrum, Semper Fidelis, and Engineering Abroad clubs.
Her advice to Latinas is to find a mentor, set goals and execute
plans for those goals. “A lot of planning is just dreaming if you don’t
put it into practice,” she shares.
For this academic semester, she is serving as the Company
Executive Officer as she manages the day- to-day operations of her
company of 154 Midshipmen. Midshipman Pimentel hopes to be
commissioned as a Marine Corps Officer.
United States Air Force Academy
Cadet First Class Falon E. Little
When Falon Little was 5 years old, she
wanted to be a Marine like her father,
and ever since she has always wanted
to be in the military.
“Even though I have always
wanted to join the military, I didn’t
realize that I wanted to make a career
out of it until I met our Commandant of
Cadets, General Goodwin,” she shares.
Little is a Political Science Major
and Arabic Minor at the U.S. Air
Force Academy. In December of
2016, she was selected to be the
Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training Group Commander
for USAFA in 2017. She led over 1,500 cadets as Group Commander.
Currently the Training Officer in her squadron, Little is
responsible for ensuring the proper training of over 100 cadets.
In her off time, she leads the worship team at the Cadet Chapel
and is currently in the top 10 percent of her class. She hopes
to become a pilot in the Air Force and fly A-10s.
United States Coast Guard Academy
Cadet First Class Angel Fay
“I joined the military to be a part
of something bigger than myself
and serve my country,” says
Cadet First Class Angel Fay.
“My parents always told me that
after high school I had two
choices: to go to college or join
the military; so they were not
surprised when I decided to go
to the USCGA. I knew I wanted
to make a career out of the military
during my second-class year and
realized the need for Civil Engineers
in the Coast Guard.”
First Class Fay is earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in
She is also the only woman playing on the USCGA hockey
team and participates in activities with the Academy’s largest
multicultural club, compafteros.
Her advice is “to embrace your culture and implement your
favorite parts of your culture into the new environment.” LS
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