Perkins-Tryon’s Nathan Vincent: Spotlight Presented by OK Army National Guard

Perkins-Tryon High School student-athlete Nathan Vincent recently made the decision to join the Oklahoma Army National Guard fulfilling an interest he has had since a very young age.

“I’ve had a lot of family that were in the U.S. Army and its always interested me ever since I was a little kid,” said Vincent. “I’ve had a lot of family members that have mainly been in the Army dating all the way back to the Civil War.”

Vincent knew the National Guard was the right branch for him helping to make the recruiting process an easy one.

“I never looked into any other branches, the National Guard had always interested me,” said Vincent. “The recruiting process for me was really easy the recruiters in my area got me down to MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) really quick.”

As a student at Perkins-Tryon High School, Vincent is a member of the track team and is involved in other activities with his fellow classmates.

“I only run track but I am in FFA and a junior class officer,” said Vincent.

Vincent plans to continue his education in college while serving the state of Oklahoma and the United States of America as an Army soldier. Making the military a career is certainly a possibility.

“I plan on going to the University of Central Oklahoma and attending ROTC,” said Vincent. “I would like to hopefully one day graduate ROTC and become an officer and make it a career after I become an officer.”

For now, the junior is looking forward to track season and his senior year of high school. He offers this advice to anyone considering the National Guard.

“I would tell them that it’s a great organization to get into but I would also tell them to start getting in a routine of waking up early and exercising,” said Vincent.