My name is Adam Thrash, and I am a 26 year old non-traditional student who is pursuing a degree in secondary education with an major in history /coaching and a minor in criminal justice. After high school, I worked for 2 years and then decided to join the Air Force. I completed Basic Training in San Antonio, TX and then was stationed in Grand Forks, North Dakota. I completed courses in Security Forces (military police) and earned approximately 36 hours in leadership skills and marksmanship. While in North Dakota, I was deployed to Iraq for a 9 month tour of duty. Presently, I am attending Jones County Junior College and plan to graduate in December 2011 and then transfer to William Carey Univeristy in Hattiesburg, MS. My goals are to teach history at the high school level and teach students not only academically but atheletically. I also want to instill in them the importance of getting an education and how to become a successful young adult within society.