A Kenyan woman took to social media to celebrate her graduation from the US military academy following what she termed as a rigorous training process.
Through her Instagram page, Lesa Kilonzo expressed her joy over her achievement, describing her journey to joining the uniformed forces as one of the most difficult things she has done in her life.
“It’s been one hell of a ride!! One of the most challenging things I’ve done in my life (unplanned and unprovoked lol)..Today I’m grateful coz we graduated!!!!” she wrote.
Lesa explained that she made an application to join the military after moving to the US from Kenya on a Green Card.
“I came with a green card then applied…quite some time back they used to recruit people even if you’re not legally in the states but it changed and now you have to be legal,” she told her fans.
Lesa was congratulated by many Kenyans on social media who expressed pride over her achievement.
A good number of Kenyans online also took the opportunity to ask for guidance on how to join the US army.
The US military has five branches of service including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps.
If you are not an American citizen, you must have a permanent resident card (Green Card), must be living in the US and be able to speak, read, and write English fluently to be allowed to join the military.