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Chase Ligon

B.S. Kinesiology (2020)

“As a fitness program assistant and a Marine Officer Candidate, I’m in a position where people are relying on the decisions that I make. Failure is unacceptable.”

Chase Ligon moved to Houston in 2005 from New Orleans and has wanted to be in the Marines his entire life. He grew up looking up to his grandfather’s example. He was selected to be in the Marine Officer Candidate School and is currently training to become a Marine Officer. He aspires to become a Special Operations Force RECON.

Chase exercises six to eight times per week and stays motivated by fearing failure. He believes the rec has allowed for him to grow not only physically, but also mentally and socially. It has given him an overall sense of community. Before the rec, he had never worked out at a large gym with big equipment, coming from a guy with a high school graduating class of seven. Chase is a sophomore majoring in Kinesiology in the Honors College.