Kelvin’s military service helps him define his future goals, and the FWDB VEAP program helps him access resources to enter college and earn his bachelors degree.
Kelvin, a Georgia native, had many family members who had served in the U.S. military. After high school, he was unsure of the course of study he wanted to pursue in college, and felt called to “serve a purpose greater than himself.” In the Air Force, Kelvin trained as an aircraft mechanic, maintaining C-17 aircraft at Travis AFB in California. As a member of the 860th AMXS he was part of a maintenance team that was awarded the Air Force’s Most Outstanding Unit Award twice. Kelvin, an environmental and electrical specialist, was responsible for all electrical components on the plane, and also all the life support systems such as oxygen regulation and cabin pressurization systems. Kelvin also deployed to southwest Asia to work with military from other nations. After his enlistment was complete, Kelvin enlisted in the Reserve as a medical logistics agent stationed at March ARB, CA, and decided to pursue higher education.
With the help of Foothill WDB, Kelvin enrolled in the Veterans Employment Assistance Program (VEAP). He recently completed his transfer requirements at Pasadena Community College, and will be transferring to California State University of Northridge to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business law. Kelvin continues to set goals for himself, planning to pursue a law degree at UCLA after completing his current studies move into a career as a corporate attorney. He also wants to continue his military service in the reserves, working as a JAG in the Air Force Reserve. His military service helped him define his goals, and the FWDB VEAP program is helping him on the path to attaining them.