JACKSONVILLE, N.C. --
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Travis Brashear, a bulk fuels specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), is Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River's Go-Getter of the month. Brashear, a Mount Airy, Maryland native, enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 2021.
"I've known I wanted to be a Marine since I was 12 years old," said Brashear. "My baseball coach, at the time, was a Marine and always held himself to a certain standard which I liked."
Before joining the Marine Corps, Brashear attended Frostburg State University in Maryland; however, due to COVID-19, he fell two courses short of earning his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science.
"To earn my degree, I needed to do an internship, and no one was taking any at the time," said Brashear. "That's when I decided to join the Marine Corps."
Since joining the Marine Corps and arriving on MCAS New River, Brashear has constantly strived to achieve greater heights, despite not being able to earn his degree.
"Lance Cpl. Brashear was nominated by his crew leader for his unmatched performance on the job," said U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Cory Kenner, a bulk fuels chief with H&HS. "He is one of the few Marines who has stepped away from doing the minimum and is seeking more responsibility."
Brashear works diligently every day to ensure that he improves, not only to better himself, but to also benefit those around him.
"It's important that you know what you're capable of and also know what you can improve on," said Brashear. "Avoid being complacent so you can grow as a person and as a Marine."
Brashear hopes to be promoted to the next rank of Corporal in the upcoming years and to obtain greater responsibility by becoming a crew leader within his section.
"I see unlimited potential in Lance Cpl. Brashear," said Kenner. "If he stays actively involved with bettering himself and his Marines, he will easily take my position one day."