Criminal Justice major hoping to land career with U.S. Marshals
Student of the Week: David Flores
Having spent six years in the military and traveling to different countries, South Texas College student David Flores, is now locked in on finishing his education.
“Joining the Army at a young age was quite the experience,” explained Flores. “I did six years and was able to spend three and a half years in Germany.”
“I ended up coming back to Fort Sam Houston,” said Flores. “There I was medically retired and decided coming back to school was the best choice.”
David is currently pursuing an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice at STC and is slated to graduate in the fall.
“I majored in Criminal Justice because I want to become a U.S. Marshal,” said Flores. “I want to be able to work with the witness protection program.”
The Criminal Justice degree at STC teaches and trains students to keep communities safe and help our society run smoothly within the realms of the law. Ethical and professional conduct receives a strong emphasis in the program.
“I have friends in the military that introduced me to the Veterans Affairs at STC and they were all very friendly,” expressed David. “STC has helped me every step of the way.”
Away from STC, David says he has gained quite the experience from trainings he has completed.
“I’m actually a licensed body guard in the state of Texas, level two, three and four,” expressed Flores. “I recently a completed a body course training in Montana. The program was two weeks long and it involved live fire training, and escorting V.I.Ps.”
David says friendly staff and close friends are what brought him to STC.
“I have friends in the military that introduced me to the Veterans Affairs at STC and they were all very friendly,” expressed Flores. “STC has helped me every step of the way.”
David has a message for students trying to complete their goals.
“If you know someone contemplating going to college, be the example and give them a reason to start.”