"Ultimately, my goal is to succeed in whatever I'm doing," Cardona said. "If it's being a Marine officer, I'm fully ready to accept my responsibilities, and if it's getting the opportunity to play football next year — or any year down the road — I'm putting my best foot forward for that team and really continuing to represent the Navy and Marine Corps in that way."
"I'll graduate as a Marine in May," Cardona said. "Obviously, first step is Quantico for the basic school. From there, hopefully I get the assignment I want, but ultimately, I'd love the opportunity to continue playing football some way or another. Right now, obviously, I'm focused on graduating and being the best officer I can be and being the best Marine I could be."