When actors announce their upcoming initiatives, they sometimes focus on TV reveals or films, however former “Lizzie McGuire” star Carly Schroeder’s upcoming plans contain one thing altogether completely different: serving within the U.S. Military.

The 28-year-old actress, who performed Melina Bianco on the Hilary Duff-starring Disney Channel collection, spoke with TMZ Reside on Friday to clarify why she determined to enlist within the army.

“I’ve been contemplating it for some time, and it’s a good selection, however fortunately my dad and mom and my little brother had been very supportive of me,” stated Schroeder, whose father was a Inexperienced Beret and whose brother at present serves as a marine.

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“Going into the army offers me a possibility to higher advocate for this [armed services] household I’m going to be part of and it offers my voice extra validity,” Schroeder continued. “I additionally discovered in faculty about human trafficking, and I feel going into the army will really train me abilities that may assist me assist others who’ve been affected by this.”

Schroeder’s resolution isn’t any information to her followers on Instagram, the place she’s been sharing pictures and movies of her exploits whereas enterprise coaching after being accepted in Officer Coaching Faculty, and spoke about her large life alternative in a latest publish.

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For 22 years, I’ve performed costume up for a residing. As an actress I’ve been kidnapped, gone blind, almost eaten by lions and murdered on multiple event. I tormented Lizzie McGuire’s little brother on the Disney channel, was a dolphin coach, the primary feminine soccer participant on an all boys workforce and Harrison Ford as soon as rescued me throughout an intense residence invasion. . That’s thrilling and all, however in January I made a decision to lift my proper hand and swear into the USA Military. With a school diploma from @callutheran in Prison Justice, an ASVAB rating of 92, and qualifying PFTs… I used to be accepted into Military #OCS (Officer Candidate Faculty). . There are three BIG causes (amongst many others) why I’m taking a break from Hollywood to #goarmy . 1. School opened my eyes to world injustices. However on a extra tangible micro degree, there’s human trafficking occurring inside the USA. I’ve written papers, unfold consciousness and as an Military Officer I intend to be taught abilities I can later apply once I’m on a workforce serving to these victims. . 2. Serving my nation will give my voice extra validity. I can higher serve and advocate for veterans as soon as I’m part of their group. The army is a household and household at all times has every others again. . 3. My brother is a Marine and my Papa was a Inexperienced Beret… There isn’t a approach I’m going to let the boys have all of the enjoyable. #hooah #actresstoarmy #startedondisneynowimhere 💁🏼‍♀️ . Thanks to my large brothers who train, encourage and assist me. I’ll make you proud. ♥️ @hunter_schroede0372 @claskytac @greenlinetactical @longhighwayhome @garand_thumb @tyler_hughes_ss

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