CPFTA - Chicago Police and Firefighter Academy

Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy

Elizabeth Campos, U.S.M.C. Corporal, CPFTA Cadet Class of 2005

Well, what can I say, college wasn’t for me, and so I did the next best thing: I joined the military. I’m a United States Marine now! I’ve been in the Marines for 2 years now, and I’m currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Being away from home for 2 years really makes me appreciate it. Now don’t get me wrong, I love what I do. I’ve been to so many places: Hawaii, Phillipines, and Korea. I haven’t been to Iraq yet but as soon as I finish my tour in Japan and go back to the states, I will be going. I’m just using the military as a stepping stone towards my true goal: The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). I just want to thank all the instructors and staff that made the CPFTA program possible. Thanks to them, I now know what it feels like to set a goal and work towards it. I will be going back to school when I am ready: I want my degree. Thank you once again.

Elizabeth Campos, U.S.M.C. Corporal, CPFTA Cadet Class of 2005