Spc. Briana Hawkes did not necessarily pine for a job in the U.S. Army. She just wanted a free T-shirt.
She signed up for the shirt after she crossed paths with a military recruiter, and the phone calls started pouring in. As the calls mounted, she started considering the Army as a viable career alternative.
By then, Hawkes, 23, had decided her job as a housekeeper was not financially suitable for her, nor did it provide the fulfillment she desired. The Army was looking more appealing by the day.