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The Officer

Scott A. Martin - Second Lieutenant

Major: Management engineering

What's Next: Six months of training at The Basic School, Quantico, Va., to be followed by 3.5 years of mandatory duty.

Salary: $40,000/year, plus meals, housing and clothing.

My WPI: "Everything I did at WPI involved working in groups. This taught me management skills; I saw how groups of people think and I learned how to motivate them. I learned not to be afraid of confronting someone who wasn't pulling his or her weight. As a U.S. Marine, I'll be in charge of a lot of people and millions of dollars' worth of equipment--that's a lot of responsibility. I'm ready for it."

The Real Scott: "At WPI I lived two lives: the gregarious student who helps out in the Admissions Office and the leader who isn't afraid to raise his voice--a lot."

Five Years Out: "Hopefully, owning my own business. I've always envisioned owning my own pub."

Little-Known Fact: Scott speaks fluent German.

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