Story by SFC Ashley Childress on 07/10/2019Pfc. Sean Hall serves as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) specialist with the 213th Personnel Company, 728th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 213th Regional Support Group, Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PAARNG).
Hall joined the PAARNG to serve his country while enjoying the benefits that come with the National Guard.
"I felt like I wasn't doing much with my life," said Hall. "The National Guard has kickstarted my life and it has enabled me to attend college."
Hall graduated from his advanced individual training in Sep. 2018 from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is attending his first annual training with his unit to support the 228th Transportation Motor Transport Battalion.
"My first annual training has been pretty enjoyable," Hall said. "Coming out to the M249 range today was exciting."
Because he was the youngest Soldier present at training, Hall was able to participate in an iconic tradition in celebration of the Army's 244th birthday on June 14 .
"I am not going to lie, I did not expect the sword," said Hall when talking about cutting the celebratory birthday cake. "It was pretty epic and I straight up cut a cake with a sword."
Hall added that the National Guard has been everything he thought and more.
"I have definitely learned a lot from the training experience and my unit has been very welcoming," Hall said.
Hall is a full-time student at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a focus in communications. He aspires to become an actor once he earns his degree.
"I want to make an impression on the world," Hall said. "I feel as an actor I would have a direct output to the public eye. What better way to tell my story?"