Meet Michael Johnson, MGC Myrtle Beach legal assistant and United States Marine Corps veteran.

Where did you serve?
"Camp Pendleton 1st Marine Division"

Why did you join?
"Following what I started in High School in JROTC."

What was your training experience like?
“The Marine has three phases. Phase one was hard because you are taking people from different backgrounds and making them a team. The training taught me to love the hard path."

Tell us about some of your most memorable experiences.
“Travel to Singapore, Hong Kong, Kenya, Japan, and Seychelles. If people would get out of their typical and homogenous environment and experience different cultures, it would eradicate prejudice."

How did your service and experiences affect your life?
“International travel taught me to be grateful for the things we take advantage of in the United States. It was such a blessing to be able to get clean water in third-world nations. The most significant trait instilled in me was adaptability and the ability to change any environment strategically. I have a love to go after hard things, and know with diligence and constant practice it will become better. Practice is the force behind moral energy to change and rearrange anything."