Name: Cpl. Evelyn Weaver

Unit: U.S. Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Lee

MOS: Supply

Age: 22

Time in service: four years

Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Most recent accomplishments: “Reenlisting.”

Family: daughter, Serenity, 2 years old

Pastimes: “Spending time with my daughter, going to the movies and shopping.”

Most embarrassing moment: “I had to perform a vocal solo at church, and I was sick. I did a horrible job. My family was there and I bombed.”

One life changing event: “My mother passing away. It was so sudden. It made me realize that we should express our feelings to loved ones everyday.”

Worst fear: “Losing my daughter before her time.”

Why I joined the Marines: “To get out on my own, to be independent and to be able to go to school.”

If I wasn’t in the Marine Corps: “I’d probably be at home trying to find a decent job.”

One thing I would change about the Marine Corps: “I would change the work times to 9-5.”

The person I admire the most: “My brother, Gunnery Sgt. Richard A. Weaver. He’s also in the Marine Corps. He’s my inspiration, and he’s always there when I need him.”

What I would do for my fellow Marines: “I would give them all pay raises and discounts on air travel so they can visit their families.”

What makes a good leader: “Being able to mentor and expecting nothing less than excellence from your subordinates.”

What makes a good Marine: “Someone who is motivated, strong-willed and determined.”

Best thing about being a Marine: “To know that the title of Marine wasn’t given to me; that I worked to earn it.”

Values: “Families and friends.”

Motivations: “Family, money.”

Goals: “To complete my bachelor’s degree in international business and own a business.”

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— Compiled by T. Anthony Bell