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Feds Hire Vets - Vet to Vet
Feds Hire Vets - Vet to Vet

Joined the USCG at 18 right out of HS in NYC. I retired in 2007 in San Diego after spending the last 11 years as a Coast Guard Recruiter. I moved to San Antonio, TX with my wife during terminal leave based on some good advice from a coworker.


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I am an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Army Signal Corp. After my time served in 1981, it was my goal to become a Social Worker and work for the Federal Government and with fellow veterans in some capacity.


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I was hired in the Contracting SCEP Program as a GS4 to work for the United States Corps of Engineers (USACE) Headquarter in Washington DC in 2011. After a year, I was picked by the Air Force in the COPPER CAP Program.

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I retired from the Navy in 1997 with the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. My rate was Boatswain's Mate and I was a deep sea saturation diver 17 of my 24 years of active service. Many of my collateral duties involved counseling or educating young sailors.


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I served in the U.S. Navy submarine service during the Cold War aboard the USS Puffer SSN 652, a 637 class fast attack nuclear submarine, on deployments off the coast of Hawaii and the former Soviet Union, including during the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

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I got out of the Army in the spring of 2011. After a few months of working several part time jobs, such as roofing and landscaping, I was growing fairly frustrated with trying to find a job in my local area.

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I started my career with the Federal Government working through work-study programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Through these experiences I received the opportunity to attain permanent employment and career advancement.


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Upon mobilization to Afghanistan, I quickly worked with my college professors to arrange an extension for completion of my Masters of Science degree. I placed my prospects of the job market on hold until returning to the United States.

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I prepared for my exit from the Air Force after 21 years by attending the TAP (Transition Assistance Program) offered at my location.

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After serving fourteen years in the U.S. Army and numerous deployments, along with (2) tours in Iraq; I decided it was time to transition to civilian life.

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  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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