The journey of a thousand steps must begin with a first step. When Frank Musisi, came to the United States over 25years ago, he only dreamed of the possibilities that lay ahead of him in a land where dreams are known to come true. With myriad options to choose from, he embarked on a path less trod by many from his motherland of Uganda millions of miles away. Musisi enlisted in the US Army determined to make it in a profession that requires not only physical tenacity but also the mental strength that would ultimately lead him to a successful career. His accomplishment in the United States Army is a testament to the valuable contributions of immigrants to the USA.
On October 14th 2016, Captain Frank Musisi’s journey culminated into a beautiful pit stop when he was honored as Major in the US Army, a shift in rank that would bring bigger and greater responsibilities. An extraordinary event at the 79th SSC headquarters at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, California, Major Musisi shared his journey, which like every immigrant experience was fraught with challenges and ultimately success for those who work hard and are determined to succeed. The ceremony was presided by Brigadier General Norman Green, the Deputy Commanding General of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command who recognized Major Musisi as one of the finest under his mentorship and one who had earned his promotion in rank through discipline and determination.
Surrounded by members of the Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, California, the Ugandan community in Southern California and friends from near and wide, he expressed gratitude for the support of all present and summarized the impact of his work in these few words, “the Army has changed me; it has made me change the world around me.”