When Cadet Emmanuel Anderson graduates from Augusta University with his Master of Education in Counselor Education this week, he will be equipped with the knowledge he needs to help others.
Anderson joined the United States Army in 2007, and during his service was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He transitioned from an Intelligence Analyst to a Satellite Communications Maintainer and Operator, served as a drill sergeant and platoon sergeant, and is now becoming a commissioned officer.
“When I joined, I was married, just had my first child and dropped out of college,” said Anderson, who is originally from Greenwood, Mississippi. “I wanted something better for myself and my daughter. I finished my bachelor’s degree in 2012 and wanted to become an officer. I decided to become a counselor when I saw there were many soldiers that needed help — some that were in my care — that I didn’t know how to help.” Read the full story here.