When Colin Donaldson, now a Sergeant in the United States Army, heard about the Greater Miami Service Corps, he felt he could learn some job skills, earn some money and continue working on his diploma. Upon his graduation from GMSC, he had earned his high school diploma. After graduating, Colin worked at the Haitian Television Network and volunteered at the Intel Computer Club House. He also enrolled in Miami-Dade College. In September 2005, he enrolled in the Army Reserve as a cook specialist. Colin states, “The people at the Corps care…they supported me not just while I was in the program, but even after I graduated. They helped me to achieve my goals.” Sergeant Colin’s s awards include Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Volunteer Corps Certificate of Appreciation, and Army Achievement Medal. Sergeant Colin’s short-term goals are achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. His long-term goals consist of completing a bachelor’s degree in the field of Film, returning home to Miami, Florida, where he will re-enlist into the Army Reserves continuing his military carrier; join a local Law Enforcement agency, and start an after-school program for the youth of the local community.
program members
Colin Donaldson
US Army Reserve