From the law to The Marines

A special ceremony today in West Seattle: Alex Anbarcioglu, a second-year UW law student who’s been working with local lawyer Brian Waid, took the oath to join the U.S. Marine Corps and is headed for Marine Officer Candidates School. USMC 1st Lt. Kathryn Cardinal administered the oath at the law office of Shane Carew, big enough to hold all the well-wishers:

Alex told the story of a relative who inspired him:

His training will be in Quantico, Virginia.

13 Replies to "From the law to The Marines"

  • Matt P October 15, 2019 (11:26 pm)

    Semper Fi!

  • J.E. Jones October 16, 2019 (5:45 am)

    Good luck young man.Self discipline and determination will walk you through this training. Never allow the word quit into your life. 

  • Terrell Bennett USMC Ret October 16, 2019 (7:47 am)

    Semper fi and welcome to the world’s greatest fighting family!

  • Lola October 16, 2019 (8:10 am)

    Congratulation. So proud of this young man. 

  • sbre October 16, 2019 (8:34 am)

    Congratulations Alex, a pair of “Yellow Bootprints” await you!Semper Fi young man.

  • Sarah October 16, 2019 (9:19 am)

    Congratulations, I have great respect for you!

  • Chuck October 16, 2019 (11:41 am)

    Congratulations young man! You have earned every bit of the goodness and recognition headed your way. May you stay safe as you work to ensure the safety of this great nation. 

  • Go Navy! October 16, 2019 (12:04 pm)

    Congratulations! Good luck to you. This training will undoubtedly be the most challenging thing you have done. Stay strong. It’s worth it in the end. – NAVY OCS Class 09-95

  • Kenneth Paul October 16, 2019 (1:50 pm)

    This will be the most difficult challenge of your life to date.  In the dark days ahead don’t despair.  Congrats on your desire to become part of something bigger than yourself.
    Semper Fidelis!

  • Ben October 16, 2019 (7:45 pm)

    Congratulations on your choice. Train vigorously for OCS. It will be physically and mentally challenging. In the end it will prepare you to be a leader of women and men. It will also provide an excellent path to be a great lawyer AND you are doing a great service for our country.  OCS ‘64

  • Shane Carew October 16, 2019 (11:55 pm)

    Alex, I thank God that good people like you are part of our military.  

  • Cpl McConnell, USMC October 17, 2019 (10:56 am)

    Good luck Devil Dog. Welcome to the family!

  • John Mead October 17, 2019 (5:11 pm)

    Alex will have no problem with the physical and mental challenges ahead.  His drill instructors will be lucky to keep up with him.  Semper Fi Marine!

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