CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- "I joined the Marine Corps for a lot of reasons, when I was a kid that’s all I wanted to do," said Sgt. Jazmine Moreaux, an administrative specialist and noncommissioned officer in charge of the deployment branch in the Installation Personnel Administration Center on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
Moreaux reenlisted aboard a MV-22 Osprey during a flight at Marine Corps Air Station New River on Dec. 3.
"I just didn’t want to do a boring ceremony with everyone just standing out there," said Moreaux. "I wanted to do something fun and unique, something I’ve never seen anyone do before."
That’s just what she did, as 22 of her fellow Marines from Headquarters and Support Battalion joined her on the flight to witness her renew her commitment to the Marine Corps.
"Words cannot express how it felt for me to reenlist," said Moreaux. "I’m humbled to be able to serve another four years."
For Moreaux it’s an opportunity to continue serving and providing guidance for her peers and junior Marines.
"In the Marine Corps sometimes it’s so hard to stay in and it takes more than just a good PFT, CFT and good rifle range scores; you have to be competitive," said Moreaux. "Knowing that I did everything I could to make myself competitive and to be someone like the best of the best, for me to still be here means the world to me."
Being able to make an difference is something that she hopes she and her fellow Marines will strive to do whether in their first enlistment or later in their careers.
"I just want to make an impact wherever I go, I want to go somewhere and just make such an impact that when I leave that I’ll be missed," said Moreaux.
Moreaux wants to be able to guide her younger Marines and to teach them how to lead.
"I want them to know that they can help their peers and lead their peers," said Moreaux. "But at the same time you can’t let anyone else slow you down, you have to make yourself shine and do everything you can for yourself; not only just in the Marine Corps but on the outside of it too."