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

I am a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, proudly serving 3 years. Upon my discharge, I decided to go to school to pursue my Nursing Degree.  I graduated with a BA in Healthcare Administration from Ashford University. 


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I left the United States Army after serving on active duty for almost 8 years. I started working for a civilian company and felt very lost after being so proud to wear the uniform and serve my country.


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I have over 32 years of military service between the US Marine Corps and the Army National Guard.  Since employed with the Social Security Administration (SSA), I have deployed twice to Afghanistan (2006 and 2010) with my Army National Guard unit. 


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The last of our four-part video series chronicling veterans who have successfully transitioned to Federal Civilian service.  View our latest video of Sherry, a Soil Conservation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and listen to her story.


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I left home at the age of 19 with no direction in life. Enlisting in the United States Navy (February 2001) in Massachusetts, I ended up being stationed in Gulfport MS with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 (Seabees).


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The annual Military Spouse Awards celebrated its 5th year with a luncheon to honor every nominee ~ Crystal Cavalier was named the 2012 Hero at Home at the event.  She also happens to be the 2011 Army Spouse of the Year!! 


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Meet Jack, another veteran who has successfully transitioned to Federal civil service.  The 3rd video of a four-part series, watch and listen to his story as he speaks on his employment as a reactor inspector with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission! 

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I began my first tour of duty as a 13B cannon crewmember, in Camp Hovey, South Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division, 2/17 Field Artillery battery. As a member of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I served my country as an ammunition team chief with Charlie 3/320 Field Artillery.


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I’ve 17 years and 9 months of service which span over the United States Army, US Army Reserves, Army Guard Reserve, and the National Guard.

I initially came to the Coatesville VA Medical Center (Pennsylvania) for assistance, as I was a Homeless Female Veteran with multiple health conditions.  At that point in my life, I felt my life was rapidly spinning out of my control.

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When I joined the United States Air Force (USAF), I had no idea the magnitude of how it would affect my subsequent employment years. I was an inventory management specialist and performed well in my field. The discipline, training skills development and sense of purpose carried on after discharge. As a disabled vet, I felt that the Federal Government offered the best chance I had to excel as a civilian.

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