When I was young boy, I always wanted to be a paleontologist. I loved going to a creek bed or rock outcrop to look for fossils. I could spend hours doing this. This is why I chose a major in Geology. I loved the Physical Geology and Paleontology courses Hanover offered. Can you believe my independent study was the study of microfossils - specifically conodonts?
However, I didn't do well overall academically and I knew it would take a PhD to make it a career. So, my career path took a turn toward the military.