Kids at Work
Maj. Gordon Moon, Logistics Training Directorate instructor, and his son Austin, 12, watch military police dogs attack a “bad guy” during a demonstration. Photo by Jorge Gomez

Austin Moon, 12, said he’s more sure he wants to be a cop now that he’s seen them working with dogs.

“I didn’t know they could do drug searches,” Austin said. “It’s really cool.”

Maj. Gordon Moon, Logistics Training Directorate instructor, said he brought his son Austin to see other parts of Fort Lee beside his office and classroom.

“Austin says he wants to be a cop, I tell him to go for it, it’s a great profession, especially a military police,” Moon said.

Austin and his father accompanied dozens of other parents and their children during the “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work” program.

The program exposes youth to various career opportunities and gives them a glimpse of their parent’s workplace, said Veronica Fountain, Equal Employment Opportunity.

“We think it’s important for the youth of today to understand there’s more to the Army than fighting wars,” Fountain said.

“We hope (the program) will open their eyes to the many possibilities of bringing their talents, dreams and aspirations back to the Army.”