Capt. Kutilek: I grew up in three different states: Missouri, Tennessee and Kansas. Majority of the time, grew up in Kansas. I knew I wanted to serve the country. I wanted to do something different than the rest of my peers, and do something above and beyond what most people do. The Citadel was appealing to me with its structure and regimen, and the atmosphere that they had there, so I visited it and decided to attend there.