Inola’s Jeremiah Womack - Spotlight Presented By Oklahoma Army National Guard
One of the more recent recruits to ink his name to a contract with the Oklahoma Army National Guard, Jeremiah Womack from Inola High School is ready to fulfill his commitment to the National Guard just as he did with his teammates on the Inola football team. As a linebacker for the football team, Womack was trained to read and react, in the National Guard Womack will serve as a Fire Support Specialist before attending Airborne School. His reasons for joining were many, but the benefits certainly helped him make that decision during the recruiting process.
“What prompted me to join the guard are the incentives and benefits they offer,” said Womack. “The best offer I think they’ve given me is the four years of tuition waved college.”
For Womack the process to become a member of the Oklahoma National Guard was very involved, but worth it.
“I joined the National Guard just the other day,” said Womack. “The recruiting process was tedious and nerve-racking, but I’m glad I did it.”
Coming from a family with a history of military service, Womack was excited to continue that legacy.
“My family does have a military history. My father and grandfather were both United States Marines,” said Womack.
Womack, like many of his peers, was eager to hear the benefits and programs the National Guard has to offer. Serving close to home and having college tuition paid for are just a couple of reasons the National Guard makes sense for students like Womack. The future Guardsman offers this advice to others considering the National Guard.
“If anyone wants to enlist, they should make sure they’re getting as much out of it as they can, the options are there you just have to take advantage of them,” said Womack.