Soldier Spotlight - October

| West VIrginia National Guard | Oct. 24, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —

SPC Amia Adkins, a horizontal construction engineer with the 821st Engineer Company, is this month's Soldier Spotlight.

Hometown: Man, WV
Civilian job: Surgical Assistant at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery
How long have you served in the WVARNG: 5 years
Education: Associates in Medical Assisting
Hobbies: Hiking, Crossfit, and Art
Goals (military or civilian): To become a Dentist and an Officer.
I am proudest of: Being the first person in my family to serve in the military and graduate college.
The best day of my life : I view each day greater than the last, because tomorrow isn’t promised. I'm constantly living the best day of my life.
Favorite moment in the WVNG : Graduation day at basic training, nothing compares to the look of pride on my mother's face.
What do you like best about the WVNG : That no matter what issue I encounter in life whether it be pertaining to a personal or professional dilemma, I can count on my peers and leadership for support and guidance. Also that they know that they trust in me to provide them with the same diligence.