The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2013

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The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2013
Saluting Veterans Day :
The 2013 Top 40 Under 40 Military
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November - December 2013
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The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2013
by Heidi Lynn Russell
Contributing Editor
T
hey are MBA students,
entrepreneurs – and even a
stone mason – all with a history
of service. The “Top 40 Under 40
Military” – Military Transition
News’ list of 40 top performing
military personnel and veterans
under the age of 40 – blend in
with all walks of society. But
they universally share stories
of heroics, self-sacrifice and
altruism from their time spent in
the U.S. military.
While Army 1st LT Christopher
W. Jones was an interrogator and
intelligence analyst for a Joint
Special Operations Task Force
in Afghanistan, he produced
daily intelligence that targeted
key insurgents. Today, he is
working toward his master’s in
Business Administration at Olin
School of Business at Washington
University in St. Louis.
“Commanders made life-anddeath decisions from (Jones’)
analysis. He influenced very
real outcomes of events he did
not control,” says MAJ Daniel
Galloway, Special Troops Battalion,
1st Sustainment Brigade.
Former Army SPC Caleb
Huff is now a self-employed
stonemason. His “past life” is
that of a landmine specialist in
Afghanistan. “During that time,
we accomplished clearing 2.4
million square meters of mine
fields including 50,214 rockets
and bombs cleared and 5,120
mines cleared. Extraction and
detection of mines included use
of hand held mine detectors and
heavy equipment,” he says.
Former Navy LT Michael Willis
was a Surface Warfare Officer
who led his boarding team to
restore order on a North Korean
merchant vessel that had been
taken over by Somali pirates. His
team safely detained the pirates
and provided life-saving medical
care to three critically injured
North Korean sailors. Today,
Willis is an associate at Booz
“Both hiring veterans and equipping them to find
employment outside Accenture is a top priority for us,”
said John Campagnino, managing director, global
talent acquisition, Accenture. “Accenture has welcomed
many military veterans into our workforce and we
are proud to help honor these 40 individuals who
have served their country. These veterans serve as role
models for others in the military and for those who are
taking their military skills and using them to build
successful careers in the private sector.”
Allen Hamilton.
The Top 40 Under 40 Military
issue would not be possible
without the hard work of an
extended team at Military
Transition News, not the least
of which includes the panel of
distinguished judges:
• William W. Basnett, Brigadier
General (Retired), USAFR, Past
Commander of the 94th Tactical
Airlift Wing (TAW), Past President
and Membership Director for
the Reserve Officers Association
(ROA)
• Steve Clarke, Captain (Retired),
USN, President of Strategic
Performance Group, Inc.
• Kenneth A. Konstanzer,
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired),
USAR, Aviation; Chairman,
U.S. Service Academy Selection
Board for the Office of U.S.
Senator Saxby Chambliss and
Congressman Tom Graves,
past Commander, U.S. Military
Academy Admissions Field Force,
State of Georgia; currently, VP
Government Division, Zep Inc.
• David M. Thompson, Colonel,
USMC, Joint Military training
mission – Liberia; former USMC
Battalion Commander in Iraq
and Deputy Logistics Director
in Afghanistan and Iraq; civilian
employment includes Frito Lay,
General Mills and AECOM
Heidi Lynn Russell writes about
employment and business issues.
Please turn to this issue’s
center spread to read about
bios for each of 2013’s
Top 40 Under 40 Military.
Instructions to Get You Home
Advice from former P&G leader and veteran Bob McDonald
W
est Point Grad, Bob
McDonald, earned his
Bachelor of Science degree in
Engineering in 1975, graduating in
the top 2% of his class. He served
as the Brigade Adjutant for the
Corps of Cadets and was awarded
the Silver Medal from The Royal
Society for the encouragement
of Arts, Manufactures and
Commerce, for being the most
distinguished graduating cadet
in academics, leadership and
physical education. McDonald
later earned an MBA from the
University of Utah in 1978.
As Captain in the U.S. Army,
he primarily served in the 82nd
Airborne Division completing
his qualifications for Airborne,
Ranger, Jungle, Arctic and Desert
Warfare, Jumpmaster, Expert
Infantry and Senior Parachutist.
He served five years, receiving
the Meritorious Service Medal.
Twenty years later, McDonald
would head one of the world’s
most powerful companies as
President, Chief Executive Officer
and Chairman of The Procter
& Gamble Company. During
his tenure from 2009 to 2013,
P&G expanded its developing
market, adding nearly a billion
more consumers to the number
it serves. The company realized
annual sales of over $84 billion
and P&G’s stock price rose from
$51.10 the day he became CEO to
close at $81.64 on the day his last
quarterly results were announced
– a sixty percent increase. P&G’s
market capitalization puts it
among the top fifteen most
valuable companies in the world.
Here he offers some advice to
troops transitioning to civilian life
What advice would you give
to military who are preparing to
transition to civilian life in the
next 12-18 months? How should
they prepare?
I suggest a couple of steps. First,
examine your life experiences,
your values, your identity and
develop a purpose statement
for your life. It is important, in
my opinion, to lead your life
inspired by a purpose rather than
meandering through life without
direction. We are sometimes
reluctant to create a purpose
statement for fear that we get
it wrong. But it is important to
develop a commitment to a
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Transition Talk:
Spouse Series:
Career Coach’s Corner:
Job Fairs:
What about
healthcare?
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A list
of choices
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Researching
an employer
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Find one
near you
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Transitioning A to Z
This month:
G and H
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Bradley-Morris answers questions from
transitioning military job seekers.
Q:
I am transitioning out in 2014 and I’m confused
about the new healthcare laws, specifically the
individual shared responsibility provision under
the Affordable Care Act. Will I need to carry health
insurance immediately on the day I transition out or
face a fine?
A: With so much uncertainty in Washington recently,
it’s difficult to know what legislation has passed, what
has been held up or what is still in committee. The
Affordable Care Act, which is commonly referred to as
Obamacare, is indeed law and the provisions within
the Act, as of this writing, remain active.
That said, beginning January 1, 2014, all Americans
will be required to carry “minimal essential coverage”
which will need to be reported on 2015 tax returns
as this is a provision in the law. According to IRS.gov,
this provision includes “every man, woman and child
regardless of age”, however, there are exceptions,
which you can review at IRS.gov.
Regarding the fines, the website says, “An individual
who chooses not to carry insurance will have to pay a
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fine of $95 or 1 percent of [his/her]
income above a certain threshold
(whichever is larger). In 2016 and
beyond, the fine increases to $695
per person or 2.5 percent of taxable
annual income.”
If you still aren’t sure what constitutes “minimum
essential coverage,” you’re not alone. However, the
Federal Government promises that all answers about the
Affordable Care Act can be found at Healthcare.gov,
stating, “The Health Insurance Marketplace will
help qualified individuals find minimum essential
coverage that fits their budget and, potentially,
financial assistance to help with the costs of coverage
beginning in 2014.”
As for my advice, it’s always important to make
sure you and your family are covered. I would
suggest exploring the different Tricare options as
well as employer-based insurance programs for
coverage to ensure compliance and guard against the
unexpected.
Mike Arsenault is Director of Candidate Services at
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Any other comments or advice?
I am very thankful and appreciative of
the men and women who have served our
country in the armed forces. There is no other
higher calling than service to others. That
service brought with it the need to develop
responsibility and leadership skills that
transcend lines of work. That’s what veterans
need to communicate to future employers.
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What kinds of programs in are in place at
P&G for transitioning military?
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What contributions does a veteran make
to their civilian employer?
Veterans provide greater diversity to
the workforce. They have experiences like
no other. These experiences can result in
greater innovation for the firm. We know that
greater innovation comes from more diverse
Our Top 40 Under 40 Military recognition
honors high achievers like yourself. What
advice would you give them and others on
continuing to set goals?
I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished
anything yet. My life’s purpose is to
improve the lives of others. While we were
successful in increasingly improving the
lives of the consumers we served over 33
years at Procter & Gamble, the job is not yet
done. This purpose will continue to inspire
and motivate me the rest of my life. So I am not
a high achiever but rather a work in progress.
Every night before I go to bed, I wonder and
pray that I improved at least one life that day.
And, I redouble my efforts for the next day.
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What should transitioning military say
to civilian hiring managers about their
service?
“I have a purpose in life, which this career
will help me achieve.” While I may have been
an Airborne Ranger Infantry officer in the
Army, and those skills don’t translate directly
to business, I had gained a lot of leadership
experience, which did translate. So in the
resume I wrote, I had to demonstrate that
leadership experience. Think of yourself as
a brand. You are selling a brand - you! Think
of why you want that civilian hiring manager
to hire your brand, you. It will probably
have something to do with the leadership
experience you gained in the military. As
such, make sure your resume reflects that.
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purpose, and then change it over time as
your point of view changes. I have been
doing this for about 25 years.
Secondly, prepare a resume of the
accomplishments you have had. It
is important that this resume contain
accomplishments and not just descriptions
of what you did. In other words what
impact did you have? What would not have
happened had you not been there?
workforces. Innovation usually does not
occur in straight lines. Inventions are often
not used for what they were designed for. The
original computers in the U.S. were built to
do the census of the country. Today, we carry
more computing power in our smart phones
than the main frame computer I worked on
at West Point in the 1970s. Diversity provides
nodes for potential connections, and those
connections result in innovation.
Veterans provide responsible leadership.
What is more important than caring for
the life of another? The military provides
opportunities for responsible leadership at a
young age. Capture those accomplishments
on your resume, and sell your future
employer on your ability to provide that
responsible leadership.
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knowledge of great systems, service and
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“I knew that whatever career decision I
made, I had to be doing something that
helped others and gave back to my
community,” he said. “Right at Home gave
me the ability to fully exercise my passion
for service.”
During his research, Brinegar considered
working for someone else, becoming an
independent business owner, and owning a
franchise. He ultimately decided on owning
a franchise, saying that the proven business
model and defined processes sold him.
“With Right at Home, I am able to provide
a much-needed service to seniors in
Central Texas, many of whom are veterans,”
he said. “Additionally, the brand’s core
values perfectly align with both Jon’s and
mine. Right at Home’s sense of service,
professionalism and commitment far
surpassed the other franchise systems we
considered.”
Beyond the brand’s dedication to their
clients, Brinegar added that Right at Home’s
business model is structured for growth and
long-term success, something he wasn’t
entirely sure he’d find after his long tenure
serving our country.
“When you spend three decades of your life
in the military, and then you wake up one
day and are no longer serving, it’s a big
change you have to adjust to,” he said. “My
decision to open a Right at Home franchise
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Gregg Besozzi
Army, CPT
Trainee in the
Accelerated Operations
Management Program
with Transocean
Former Army CPT Gregg Besozzi “is an
influential leader who understands the big
picture and knows how to achieve results,” says
LTC Heather A. Kness. As Commander of Fort
Bragg’s 601st Area Support Medical Company,
Besozzi was responsible for transitioning
responsibilities for health clinics to Iraqis. Today,
he is a trainee in the Accelerated Operations
Management program with offshore drilling
contractor Transocean (Houston). Besozzi
received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
Engineering from the United States Military
Academy.
Derick B. Brough
Army, MSG
3rd Infantry Division, Provost
Marshal Office Operations
Noncommissioned Officerin-Charge; Pending retirement
Army MSG Derick B. Brough’s achievements as
the Provost Marshal Noncommissioned Officerin-Charge “have been remarkably impressive,”
says his supervisor, CPT Latisha Brooks. In
Afghanistan, he developed and implemented
security plans for the visits of celebrities such
as Kellie Pickler and Robert Irvine to Kandahar
Airfield. Brough has volunteered for Special
Olympics at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He has
also formed a team for the Relay for Life, raising
nearly $4,500.
Kieran Carroll
Navy, LT
Staff member for the Navy
Wounded Warrior program
at Walter Reed
Navy LT Kieran Carroll works for the Navy
Wounded Warrior program at Walter Reed
National Military Medical Center, managing
the non-medical care needs of Navy and Coast
Guard patients. That “could require anything
from advising on important monetary benefits
to listening to a wounded, ill and injured service
member’s frustrations with their current
circumstance,” says LCDR Dante Terronez. He
was hand-selected to be attached to a Special
Operations Task Unit and performed crucial
intelligence collection missions.
David S. Chang
Army, MAJ
Chairman and CEO of
Chang Holding Company
Former Hawaii Gov. Linda
Lingle says Army MAJ David S. Chang “always
does what is best for the organization rather
than what is best for him and his career.” After
leaving active duty, Chang has become an
award-winning entrepreneur as Chairman and
CEO of Chang Holding Company. He is a West
Point graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in
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a Master of Arts in Political Science from the
University of Hawaii.
Eugene T. Chu
Army, CPT
Full-time MBA student at
Texas Christian University
Army CPT Eugene T. Chu’s
communication skills “extended across
cultures,” says his colleague, Operations Officer
Jeff Kalil. Chu is currently a full-time Master’s
in Business Administration student at Texas
Christian University. As Range Safety Officer
in 2013, Chu prepared more than 150 Air Force
personnel deploying to Afghanistan. In Iraq,
he was the key officer to re-start a stalled Iraqi
Army promotions process. And in Korea in
2005, he led a riot control detachment.
He is a current member of Mensa, the
international high IQ society.
Jeffrey W. Clapper
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Senior Communications
Manager for the North Texas
Food Bank
The Mayor of Tokyo and the U.S. Department
of State honored Air Force MSgt Jeffrey W.
Clapper for his role as director of the 2010 Kanto
Plain Special Olympics held in Japan. Today,
he is Senior Communications Manager for the
North Texas Food Bank in Dallas. He completed
his associate’s degree in 2003, a specialized
Department of Defense Motion Media Studies
Program at Syracuse University in 2006, a
Bachelor of Science in 2009 and a Master of Arts
in Organizational Leadership in February 2013.
Drew Concannon
Army, CPT
Consultant with Booz Allen
Hamilton and current law
school student at
American University
Army CPT Drew Concannon is an associate with
Booz Allen Hamilton, providing management
and analytical consulting support. “His
exceptional support to (federal) organizations
has earned him numerous kudos from clients,”
says Lisa Gross, senior associate. Concannon
was awarded the Bronze Star for combat service
in Iraq. His proudest moment in the military
was serving as an Intelligence Officer producing
several analytical intelligence products focused
on counter-insurgency.
Kevin Conroy
Air Force, Capt
Sales and trading on
the Futures and OTC
Derivatives desk at
Citigroup Global Markets
As a veteran, Air Force Capt Kevin Conroy has
“conquered many obstacles to achieve success.”
He works full-time in sales and trading on the
Futures and OTC Derivatives desk at Citigroup
Global Markets (Citi). Conroy is also in the Air
Force Reserves, separating from active duty in
2010. He has attended dozens of veteran-support
events aimed at helping these individuals as
they transition to civilian life and is the junior
bank lead of the 2013 Veterans on Wall Street
Fundraising Concert and Gala, whose goal is to
raise more than $1 million for veterans needing
aid. Conroy has a Master’s in Finance from
Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business
and a Master’s in Business Administration from
New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Richard Crazythunder
Navy, PO2
Communication and
Signals manager for Norfolk
Southern Railroad
Richard Crazythunder is a Communication and
Signals manager for Norfolk Southern Railroad.
He exited the Navy as a PO2. During his military
career, he was named Junior Sailor of the Year
for 2007 Fleet Readiness Center South East. “He
produced ready-for-issue gear and was always
willing to teach others how to fix the equipment.
Richard Crazythunder is great at training
others – always the go-to guy,” says Alyssa ClarkWhitechurch, who was his supervisor from 2005
to 2007. Crazythunder graduated with honors
from Pensacola State College.
Michael Dakduk
Marines, SSgt
Executive Director of
Student Veterans of America
Former Marine SSgt Michael
Dakduk is executive director of Student Veterans
of America. He is an Iraq and Afghanistan
veteran. After his first Iraq deployment, Dakduk
served with the Marine Special Operations
Command, 1st Marine Special Operations
Battalion out of Camp Pendleton. In Iraq, he was
inducted into an Army Calvary Unit’s Order of
the Spur. Dakduk has a Bachelor of Science in
Public Administration from the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas.
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Nicolette Danenberger
Navy, PO1
Operations Excellence
Specialist, Georgia-Pacific
This September, Nicolette
Danenberger took on a new job at GeorgiaPacific LLC in Charleston, S.C., as an
Operations Excellence Specialist. Previously,
she was a Knowledge Manager for Carrier
Team One at AMSEC LLC. Danenberger
has a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior
College in Nuclear Engineering Technologies
and a Master of Science from The George
Washington University in Engineering
Management.
Benjamin T. Faw
Army, CPT
Student at Harvard
Business School in Boston
(Class of 2014)
CPT Benjamin T. Faw is most proud that during
his Army service, he led efforts to bring clean
water to the village of Heychell, Iraq. CPT Faw
liaised between Iraqi leaders and Army superiors
to secure funding. After months of supervision,
the plant received an upgraded chlorination
system to provide 10,000 local Iraqis with clean
water. He exited the Army in November 2011
and is currently enrolled in Harvard Business
School with a 2014 graduation date.
Spencer Garrison
Army, CPT
Public Affairs Officer,
555th Engineer Brigade
CPT Spencer Garrison “has
served skillfully and professionally in various
positions of high responsibility, during his
assignments at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
Wash., as well as combat operations in Iraq
and Afghanistan,” says Lt. Col. Jenny Willis,
his former supervisor. He has a 2009 Bachelor
of Science degree from West Point. After his
Army career, he would like to pursue a career
in educational leadership. Garrison has also
participated in the 2008 Philadelphia and the
2009 Boston marathons.
James R. Hagle
Marines, SgtMaj
Current Sergeant Major
in the Marine Corps
Under Marine SgtMaj James
Hagle’s leadership, retention and reenlistment
rates have been up and meritorious promotions
have doubled, says LtCol Wade Wiegel. Hagel
was a Platoon Sergeant in combat in Afghanistan
where he earned a Bronze Star. He was the First
Sergeant of Marine Security Company for the
Presidential Retreat at Camp David and was
promoted as a Sergeant Major in 2011.
Adam L. Hamilton
Navy, LT
Supply Officer
LT Adam Hamilton has been
selected for the Navy’s prestigious
810 Civilian Institutions program. He will be
sent to the McCombs School of Business at
the University of Texas-Austin as a full-time
graduate student. He is a recipient of the Defense
Meritorious Service Award for deploying to
Afghanistan in support of a Joint Task Force.
He also has earned three naval officer warfare
qualifications: Surface Warfare Supply Corps
Officer, Naval Aviation Supply Officer and the
Naval Expeditionary Supply Corps Officer.
Caleb Huff
Army, SPC
Self-employed stonemason
Former Army SPC Caleb Huff was
in Afghanistan clearing landmines
in 2010-2011. “During that time, we accomplished
clearing 2.4 million square meters of mine fields
including 50,214 rockets and bombs cleared and
5,120 mines cleared.” After he exited the Army,
Huff raised $4,000 for the Homebase Program.
Founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and
the Red Sox Foundation, the Homebase Program
helps veterans with PTSD and TBI. Today, he is
working as a stonemason subcontractor.
CivilianJobs.com C
2013 Top 40 Un
Christopher W. Jones
Army, 1LT
MBA student at
Olin School of Business at
Washington University
As an Army sergeant, and later as a lieutenant,
Chris W. Jones’ work in the intelligence field “was
marked with many published achievements,”
says MAJ Daniel Galloway, Special Troops
Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade. “He
influenced very real outcomes of events he
did not control,” Galloway says of Jones. He is
also a volunteer with homeless veterans at The
Salvation Army in St. Louis.
Matt Larson
Air Force, Capt
Modification Project
Technical Specialist on
Air Force One for Boeing
Former Air Force Capt Matt Larson starts a
new job in October as Modification Project
Technical Specialist on Air Force One for Boeing
in Oklahoma City. He served in Afghanistan as
the Maintenance Officer-in-Charge of an HH-60
Combat Search and Rescue Unit. “Even though
flying operations increased by 33 percent, we
were able to actually increase aircraft availability
by 7 percent,” he says. His unit was credited with
32 combat rescues.
Jim Lawson
Army, MAJ
Chief of Intelligence at the
U.S. Army Maneuver Center
of Excellence, Fort Benning
Recently, Army MAJ Jim Lawson became Chief
of Intelligence at the U.S. Army Maneuver Center
of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga. “I cannot think
of a more respected and talented officer who will
conduct these duties,” says LTC Justin T. Mufalli,
Directorate of Training Chief at the Center.
Lawson has been deployed twice to Iraq, then to
Korea and Afghanistan since 2001.
Paul David Lucas, Jr.
Army, SGT
Associate,
Booz Allen Hamilton
At Booz Allen Hamilton, Paul
David Lucas, Jr. is responsible for all U.S. Forces
Command training support packages that
pertain to the tactical collection of biometrics.
He is also directly responsible for the training
of more than 25,000 soldiers at the 3rd Infantry
Division at Fort Stewart, Ga. Lucas is one of only
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Army, CPT
Current Army Captain
Army CPT Conor McNamara is
“a model junior officer, having
excelled in the infantry since graduating from
West Point,” says CPT Jeremy S. Medaris, who
served as McNamara’s Company Commander
in Alaska and Afghanistan. Upon arriving at his
first duty station in Fort Wainwright, Ark., “he
immediately made an impact as a Rifle Platoon
Leader in a Stryker Brigade Combat Team
gearing up for deployment,” Medaris says. “He
developed and executed detailed training plans
for the entire 171-man company.”
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Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Nolan Martin
Army, 1LT
S5, 2nd Battalion/
75th Ranger Regiment
Army 1LT Nolan Martin
graduated from West Point in 2011 and has
completed Airborne, Air Assault, Stryker Leader
and Ranger School. In 2012, he deployed to
South Afghanistan with his platoon, earning
his Combat Infantryman Badge and a Bronze
Star. Recently, he earned an assignment in 2nd
Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. While at West
Point, Martin was part of Omicron Delta Kappa
Honor Society.
C. Rene’ Albert-Matthews
Air Force, SSgt
PM Business Leader,
Procter & Gamble
During her six-year Air Force
service, former SSgt C. Rene’ Albert-Matthews
completed her CCAF degree in Aerospace
Ground Equipment. This enabled her to be hired
at Procter & Gamble as a PM Business Leader.
She coordinates the planning and scheduling
for Procter & Gamble’s UD2 Business. “I am also
very technical with the equipment, and I train
others,” she says. Albert-Matthews received
her bachelor’s degree in Technical Business
Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical
University in 2012.
Matthew J. McCullough
Navy, LT
Member of Reserve at
Patrol and Reconnaissance
Squadron THIRTY
While Aide-de-Camp to Commander, Carrier
Strike Group TWO, Navy LT Matthew J.
McCullough directly supported the admiral.
He also orchestrated a multi-national,
Bicentennial Commemoration of the War
of 1812. McCullough was the Pilot Training
Officer at the Fleet Replacement Squadron
for the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance
Community. “Of Matt’s many outstanding
qualities, it is his humility that most impressed
me,” says Rear Admiral Greg Nosal. He
will be joining the Reserve Unit at Patrol
and Reconnaissance Squadron THIRTY in
Jacksonville.
Melanie M. Monts de Oca
Navy, LT
Health Services
Administrator, Navy
Medicine Professional
Development Center,
Bethesda
From January 2012 to September 2013, Navy LT
Melanie M. Monts de Oca was Health Services
Administrator at the Navy Medicine Professional
Development Center in Bethesda, Md. She
assisted in the execution and monitoring of
programs, systems and resources for the Navy’s
medical scholarship programs. Previously,
Monts de Oca was the Wounded Warrior Case
Manager and Recovery Care Coordinator for
Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor.
Clark W. Morrison
Navy, PO2
Work Center Supervisor,
Fleet Readiness Center
Mid-Atlantic
During deployments with HS-11, Helicopter
Antisubmarine Squadron 11, Navy PO2 Clark W.
Morrison “put forth remarkable efforts,” says his
colleague, Chris Bublis. He is currently the Work
Center Supervisor at Fleet Readiness Center
Mid-Atlantic in Patuxent River, Md. “My shop
performs Intermediate Level maintenance on
F/A-18 A-G Avionics/Avionics Subsystems using
CASS Workstations,” he explains. Morrison
has received three Navy and Marine Corps
achievement medals.
Michael J. Noce
Navy, LT
Fire Control Officer,
USS Bunker Hill
As the Fire Control Officer on the
USS Bunker Hill, Navy LT Michael J. Noce leads a
division of 23 sailors in operation, maintenance
and repair of the AEGIS Combat Weapons
System. “He is a rising star in the Navy Surface
Warfare community and deserves recognition,”
writes Commander Jason Patterson, who is
Noce’s executive officer. Noce is a Distinguished
Graduate from Tulane University ROTC.
Lisa Parrott
Marines, Capt
Founder of VETS Consulting
This year, former Marine Capt
Lisa Parrott started a consulting
company – VETS Consulting – to work with
companies interested in hiring veterans. She
developed a blog called Career DI to pass on the
knowledge she learned as a military recruiter
when she worked for Amazon from 2010 to 2012.
She has served on the boards of Hire America’s
Heroes and the Marine Executive Association in
Camp Pendleton, and was a mentor with Boots
to Shoes.
Matthew J. Quick
Army, MSG
Currently attending the
US Army Sergeant Major
Academy at Fort Bliss
Army MSG Matthew J. Quick started as a thirdgeneration Marine and transferred to the Army
“in hopes of doing something great for others.”
SGM Patrick J. Hickok first worked with Quick
for the retention program of the largest Army
Component Command. “Many of the practices
and methods (Quick) instituted are still in use
today,” Hickok says. He is attending the U.S.
Army Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss,
Texas, with a July 2014 promotion to SGM.
Derek Rey
Marines, Capt
MBA student at Darden
School of Business, University
of Virginia
During his Marine Corps service, Capt Derek
Rey has handled everything from providing
security to the towns of Hit and Kubaysah in Iraq,
to conducting external security operations on
the Cuban border at Naval Station Guantanamo
Bay. He also trained more than 400 specialized
Marines for embassies and diplomatic missions,
says his former commander, Maj John South.
In that role, Rey was Executive Officer for Bravo
Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team.
Seth Robert
Marines, Sgt
Operations Manager, Canrig
Drilling Technology Ltd.
As an Operations Manager at
Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd., Seth Robert
oversees operations in the Southern United
States. He exited the Marines as a sergeant and
has been at Canrig ever since. Robert received
his Master’s of Business Administration in 2011
from DeVry University, Keller Graduate School
of Management. In the Marines, he received
the Marine of the Quarter for his unit and
NCO of the Quarter for his Marine Air Group.
He also received the Navy and Marine Corps
Achievement medal.
Tony Rossi
Navy, PO1
Critical Environment
Program Manager,
McKinstry Co.
Tony Rossi’s Naval experience in nuclear
engineering and leadership and his commitment
to the mission “provided a level of comfort in
hiring that has been validated time and time
again,” says Chris Read, Critical Environments
Facility Operations Director at McKinstry Co.
Rossi is the Critical Environment Program
Manager, a key role within the team.
Terry Schooler
Army, MAJ
Instructor Pilot for the UC-35
Army MAJ Terry Schooler is
the only commissioned officer
Instructor Pilot for the UC-35 in the Army.
While deployed in 2008, Schooler developed
an autoimmune disorder which required his
evacuation from the theater. After returning
to flight status in under a year, Schooler is the
Executive Officer for the Jet Training Detachment
at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. and is also
an instructor pilot who trains soldiers from the
Active Component, Army Reserves and Army
National Guard.
Ryan Sund
Army, SSG
Estimator for Long Painting
Company
Former Army SSG Ryan Sund
received the Bronze Star for service in Operation
Enduring Freedom. “It is very rare for a Staff
Sergeant to receive a Bronze Star,” says MSG
Christopher R. Jager, who served with him. Before
exiting this May, Sund served as Operations
and Training NCOIC for the 4th Battalion, 160th
Special Operations Aviation Regiment. His main
task was to set up training with outside agencies,
civilian and military, as well as setting up many
Joint Training exercises with Army Special
Operations Units.
Christopher Terrio
Air Force, SMSgt
Superintendent of the
National Reconnaissance
Office Operations Center
Air Force SMSgt Christopher Terrio is the first
Superintendent of the National Reconnaissance
Office Operations Center. Terrio manages a
multinational team in the operation of multibillion dollar space systems. He served as
Superintendent of
Standardization and
Evaluation for the 21st Operations
Group at Peterson Air Force Base,
Colo. and managed operations in nine
countries as well as a $3.2 billion space
surveillance network
Shawn J. VanDiver
Navy, PO1
President, VanDiver
Consulting
After he exited the Navy as a PO1
this May, Shawn J. VanDiver launched VanDiver
Consulting, which handles security, emergency
preparedness and efficiency consulting needs.
He is an Ambassador for the Bill, Hillary and
Chelsea Clinton Foundation. VanDiver has
his Bachelor of Science in Domestic Security
Management and a Master of Science in
Homeland Security and Safety Engineering
from National University.
Sandy Vithayanonth
Army, CPT
MBA student at the
University of Texas at Austin
The “proudest achievement”
for former Army CPT Sandy Vithayanonth
was co-founding a non-profit, called the “Duke
Association,” with a mission to build a memorial
dedicated to the 118 fallen soldiers of the
“Duke Brigade.” “Despite having no previous
experience in non-profits and fund-raising,
we were ultimately able to raise over $175,000,”
he says. As a Platoon Leader in Afghanistan,
Vithayanonth “heroically saved the lives of his
fellow soldiers by exposing himself to enemy
fire and halting an enemy attack through
coordinated artillery fires,” says LTC Steve M.
Smith. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal
and an Army Commendation Medal for Valor.
He is scheduled to graduate with a Master’s of
Business Administration from the University of
Texas at Austin in spring 2014.
Christopher Welsh
Marines, Maj
Solution Sales Leader
and Manager, IBM
Following his 2005 Master’s of
Business Administration degree from University
of California/Davis Graduate School of
Management, Christopher Welsh immediately
began work at IBM. He is a solution sales leader
and manager. In addition, Welsh, a Major in the
Marine Reserves, is the Company Commander
of a Reserve unit of 150 Marines and sailors.
Michael A. Willis
Navy, LT
Associate,
Booz Allen Hamilton
Former Navy LT Michael
Willis was a Surface Warfare Officer who led
his boarding team to restore order on a North
Korean merchant vessel that had been taken over
by Somali pirates. His team safely detained the
pirates and provided life-saving medical care to
three critically injured North Korean sailors. As
a Lieutenant, Willis received the Navy/Marine
Corps Leadership Award, which is awarded to
the top 16 division officers in the Surface Warfare
Officer community. Additionally, Willis is a “Big
Brother” mentor.
Brad M. Zabek
Navy, PO2
Health Physics Instructor,
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Brad Zabek is a leader in the
Health Physics community at the Norfolk
Naval Shipyard, says Health Physicist Timothy
Kerrigan. He developed a mentoring program
for members of the Radiological Training
Branch. “Brad’s perfect mix of both education
and military experience helps him excel in
the Radiological Controls field,” Kerrigan
says of Zabek. He was part of the
Transfusion Services Department
and the Armed Service
Blood Program.
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I
f you’re like most military spouses, or
currently transitioning ones, or retiring
ones, you’ve been keeping up with the
news of late and you’re concerned.
It doesn’t matter whether you get your
news fix by opening the newspaper, clicking
on a link or listening to the perfectly coiffed
evening anchor on television. What you’re
reading and hearing concerns you.
After all, you and your family are kneedeep in the throes of planning your afterthe-military life and the after-life just isn’t
cooperating.
Two More Years
For example, you and your spouse revisit
the idea of not getting out of uniform just
yet. You’ll put in a few more years and
see if things on the outside improve. But
you’re concerned about recent headlines
announcing that the Army planned to cut
its forces by 80,000 troops over five years.
Since Secretary Hagel’s announcement
of the cuts, the reduction number and area
of focus has changed. In August, President
Obama visited Camp Pendleton and, “vowed
that he would fight to end across-the-board
budget cuts that have shaken the military,”
according to the New York Times. He went on
to criticize his foes in Congress, “What makes
me frustrated is sometimes the very folks
who say they stand with our military proudly
are the same ones who are standing in the
way of fixing the sequester.”
Military to DoD
If you do consider staying in familiar
waters, you can transition out and begin
work as a federal civilian employee.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned
in July that DoD layoffs were possible in
2014, making the decision to transition to a
federal job difficult to get behind.
Even with the budget cuts, the Associated
Press reported, “The Pentagon will still
maintain a total annual budget, adjusted
W S
for inflation, of well over $500 billion a
year for the rest of the decade, according to
Todd Harrison of the nonpartisan Center
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But what if you and your spouse consider
making a clean break of it, leaving behind a
camouflaged life for a purely civilian one. You
want to try living in a world where the PX/
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Unemployment rates have been high,
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Given all the gloom and doom here, just
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Of course not.
Signs are encouraging. The unemployment
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by Tom Wolfe
Career Coach and Contributing Editor
T
hose of you who have read my book
know that one of the central themes is
the impact that knowledge has on the
success or failure of an interview: knowledge
of self, knowledge of the position and
knowledge of the company. This issue’s
column focuses on the third of the three.
You must research a company before
an interview for two important reasons.
The first reason should be obvious: An
interview is a two-way street. Yes, the
interviewer tries to figure out if you are
the kind of person the company wants
on the team, but you must also be able
to determine whether or not you would
want to work for that company if an offer
is made. Researching a company is all
about answering questions and gaining
information. You can learn many things
about the organization - people, mission,
products, history, leadership and culture,
to name a few.
The second reason is often overlooked.
Thorough company research will also
improve the odds of a successful interview.
Getting an offer requires four things:
•
•
•
•
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The company has verified that you
are indeed qualified for the job.
You come across as likeable and as
the kind of person the company
wants on the team.
You stand out as the favored
candidate among your competition.
Your level of interest in both the
company and the opportunity is
beyond doubt.
The last one on that list trumps the first
three combined. No matter how qualified
you are, no matter how likeable you appear,
no matter how well you stack up against the
competition, if you fail to express a high level
of interest, you are doomed to failure.
The interviewer must know that
you care and see that you worked
hard to prepare. Simply accepting the
invitation to interview and showing up
is not good enough. Of course you can,
and should, express interest in a direct
way by simply coming out and saying
the words ‘I am interested,’ but you
also need to back up those words with
Have You Done
Your Homework?
enthusiasm, body language, personality,
empathy and attitude. You will also
show interest indirectly by asking good
questions - questions about the job, the
opportunity, the company, the people
and the interviewer. Thorough company
research - your homework - will also
give you the background to ask more
and better questions.
Properly researching a company
takes time and may be tedious, but it is
not difficult. What may be difficult is
learning how to research a company.
You would be wise to master the art of
company research well in advance of
your first interview. Once you are aware
of the resources and how to use them, the
process is fairly simple. By developing
the ability to research, you may be able
to accomplish in less than an hour what
might have taken you many hours to
do the first time, which can benefit you
greatly when you have to do it for an
actual interview. Here is an exercise to
help you hone this skill.
Select an actual company as the subject
of this exercise and do the research as if
an interview was coming up soon. Why?
It would be a shame to waste all of this
hard work and valuable information.
By selecting a company with which
you know you will be interviewing or
one where you hope to do so, you may
be able to actually use the results of this
practice.
Let’s get started. It is not that hard to
research an American company that
is publicly traded on a stock exchange.
Privately held companies, companies
headquartered overseas and start-ups are
more difficult. When Internet research
was not an option, an interviewer might
forgive an inadequate effort, especially
if the company was in the difficult-toresearch category. That forgiveness is
now much less likely to occur.
Although the Internet has simplified
the process, it has also created an issue.
Yes, doing the research is easier, but
with that ease comes an expectation of
thoroughness and accuracy. Speaking of
accuracy, resist the temptation to believe
everything you read on the Internet,
especially when it comes to blogs and
open sources like Wikipedia.
Three angles of attack should be kept
in mind as you do your research:
• What does the company want you
to know?
• What do the business analysts have
to say?
• What information is available in
public print, digital and social media?
To answer the first, visit the company’s
website, where you will find information
about products, sales, profitability,
corporate officers, subsidiaries, locations
and press releases. You should also read
the company’s annual report, especially
the cover letter from the president or CEO.
The answer to the second is easy to find if
the company is publicly traded. Dozens of
investment-oriented websites are available
at your disposal. Perhaps you may use an
investment advisor who would share with
you his or her research or steer you in the
right direction.
The answer to the last exists in print and
digital media. The popular search engines
are a good place to start. For more targeted
information, you might use private sources.
One excellent resource is the online research
tool available through the Wall Street
Journal. Although this site requires users
to pay for a subscription, the fee is modest
when you consider the wealth of accessible
information. You would be hard-pressed to
find any company, foreign or domestic, public
or private, start-up or Fortune 500, which the
Wall Street Journal has not researched or
profiled to some degree. Publications such
as Business Week, Fortune and Forbes are
helpful, as are web-based magazines like
Slate. Business-oriented social media sites
such as LinkedIn can be excellent sources of
information.
To summarize, researching a company
in advance of your interview will pay
double dividends. Not only will you get
a sense of whether or not it is the right
kind of company for you, but you will also
enter the interview armed with valuable
information necessary to demonstrate
your level of interest in that company - a
critical element of interview success.
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Ft. Knox Employer Day 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Bldg. 1378
(Basement), 70 Pershing Dr.,
Ft. Knox, KY 40121
POC Frank Johnston (502) 624-2627
Date:
Location: Sponsor:
November 18, 2013
Ft. Carson Hiring Event 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Bldg. 6237,
Ft. Carson, CO 80913
POC Kristen Coderre (719) 526-4045
Date:
Location: Sponsor:
November 20, 2013
Ft. Bragg - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m Ft. Bragg Club
CivilianJobs.com (866) 801-4418
Date:
Location: Sponsor:
November 20, 2013
Ft. Meade - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Rd.,
Ft. Meade, MD 20755
POC Jerome Duncan (410)-674-5240
Date:
Location: Sponsor:
December 4, 2013
Ft. Hood Job Fair 9 a.m. Wounded Warriors only,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Club Hood,
24th St. and Wainwright St.,
Bldg. 5764, Ft. Hood, TX
CivilianJobs.com (866) 801-4418
Date:
Location: Sponsor:
December 5, 2013
Ft. Sam Houston, TX 9 a.m. Early Registration,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1395 Chaffee Road,
Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234
CivilianJobs.com (866) 801-4418
Date:
Location: Sponsor:
December 10, 2013
Ft. Huachuca Job Fair 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Murr Community Center,
Bldg. 51301,
Ft. Huachuca, AZ 85613
POC Roger Shepard (520) 533-7314
Date:
Location: Sponsor:
December 11, 2013
Ft. Campbell 9 a.m. Wounded Warriors only,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cole Park Commons,
1610 101st Airborne
Division Road,
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
CivilianJobs.com (866) 801-4418
Date:
Location: Location:
(Cont.)
Sponsor: December 11, 2013
Ft. Rucker Employer Day 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Bldg. 4502,
Room 210, 4502 Andrews Ave.,
Ft. Rucker, AL 36362
POC Bryan Tharpe (334) 255-3932 -
Date:
Location: Sponsor:
January 27, 2014
Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway,
Atlanta, GA 30339
CivilianJobs.com (866) 801-4418
Date:
Location: Sponsor:
January 28, 2014
Ft. Benning - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Benning Club,
Morrison Ave., Bldg 128,
Ft. Benning, GA 31905
CivilianJobs.com (866) 801-4418
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military job seekers with relevant
career and transition advice. It is
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Transitioning A to Z:
In the upcoming issues of Military Transition
News, we will be listing everything a service
member needs to know about transitioning,
from A to Z.
Pete:
Former Sergeant Ziegler, U.S.
Marines, recalls his 4 years of active
duty as “one of the greatest impacts
on his life”. He served in over 14
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of our 100+ locations.
This month, we tackle “G” and “H”.
“G”
Goals, Game, Gain
As you begin to transition, set your Goals
beginning 18 months prior to separation.
The goals will be likely to change, so it is
important to make a fluid checklist and
stay focused. Goals are separated into
long and short term opportunities, and
then add the End Game - Job Gain - as the
target. To facilitate your end game - gaining
employment - you can create a checklist or
a diagram with gaining employment in the
middle and your goals listed separately.
Suggestions for goals around the target
include:
GOAL:Determine job sector(s)
GOAL:Identify two or three locations
in which to live
GOAL:Research companies
GOAL:Set up professional social media
accounts and emails
GOAL:Create resume(s)
GOAL:Find potential networks, i.e.
LinkedIn groups; no-fee,
non-handcuff career placement
services; veterans groups;
chamber of commerce; etc.
“H”
Humor, Honor, Handled
Humor is the best weapon any of us have
against the daily grind. Rest assured, there
are hundreds of organizations working
to help veterans find jobs, but there are
no assurances. Transitioning military are
Honored for the sacrifices they have made
and the skills they have gained, something
that is unique to you. You are in a class
and position all your own. As you work to
gain civilian employment, don’t forget that
you offer something that other candidates
do not. Be confident. Ask questions. Be
brilliant and you’ll get it Handled. If you
aren’t the right fit, address it with a bit of
good humor and a positive attitude and
move on to your next interview.
Read this issue online now at
Online.MilitaryTransitionNews.com
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