The Story of Eager

In early 2001 a group of soldiers was conducting a training exercise on the east side of Fort Hood not far from Cowhouse Creek when they noticed a rustle in the trees. No doubt, drawn to the sound of freedom, a young eagle flew toward the platoon and landed in front of the formation. To the soldiers’ amazement, the eagle had no fear and was excited to join in. In the following weeks, each time the soldiers embarked on their training assignments the Eagle would fly along. Taking into consideration his enthusiasm and always being “on the ready”, the soldiers decided to name him “Eager”.

As time went on the Garrison Commander at Fort Hood knew he had to find a permanent home for “Eager” and called upon the staff of Workforce Solutions of Central Texas who took him in as one of their own. The young eagle grew in stature and knowledge in his new home and after graduating from Salado High School (he has always been an Eagle) he attended Texas A&M University–Central Texas where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management. Flying came naturally to “Eager” and he loved everything about the sky.

“Eager” now lives his dream every day and serves as Chief Motivational Officer and the official mascot of Workforce Solutions of Central Texas. It is his priority to help young people develop their skills, spread their wings, and know what it feels like to soar!

Eager’s Personal Information 

  • Full Name: Eager Eagle
  • Place of Birth: Fort Hood, Texas                                                
  • Age: Unknown
  • Favorite Color: Sky Blue…Duh!
  • Favorite Song: “Take it to the Limit” – The Eagles
  • Favorite Movie: “Eddie the Eagle”
  • Biggest Fear: Going bald

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