Name (rate/rank, first and last name): IS2 Nicholas Dakes
Job: Maritime Analyst
Age: 23
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Favorite Hobby: Gym
Hero: My Pop
Best Piece of Advice Received: No matter how successful you are in your military career, there's going to be a day where the navy tells you to go home. Make sure you have a home to go to when that day comes. Family comes first.
Goal for the Navy: I'm undecided right now, but whatever it is I'll strive to be the best. Currently I have the ambition to commission and fly.
How has the Navy Improved Your Life? The navy completely turned my life right side up and headed in the right direction. Its matured me to the point where I'm actively contributing to society in a positive way.