My Federal career began with a 4 year enlistment in the Air Force as a Heavy Equipment Operator. After separating from the Air Force, I entered the civilian sector, employed as a route driver for different Fortune 500 companies and was promoted to an outside sales representative. After experiencing the lack of stability and job security in the civilian sector, I decided to have the 4 years spent in the military count towards my retirement and joined the Federal civil service with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA provided guidance and flexibility with different careers and locations. I started as a Security Officer at different airports, was promoted to a Behavior Detection Officer (BDO) and then moved into an intelligence position. Each position held at TSA had their own challenges but in the end, I can admit the analysis techniques I've learned will never be forgotten. Then, I departed TSA for a promotion at Customs Border Protection (CBP) as a Public Information Specialist. As a Public Information Specialist, I provided guidance and regulations for individuals and companies from all over the world on proper documents to enter the US and importing/exporting of goods. Finally, I joined OPM/NBIB as a Special Agent in 2016. All of my life experiences have aided in my progression at NBIB. My military experience helped with understanding the military verbiage and structure, the outside sales experience provided me with confidence and comfort to meet and interview individuals from all levels while probing into their lives, the TSA experience enhanced my analysis of anomalies and body behavior, while the CBP experience provided me with the understanding and knowledge of proper documents and the regulations needed for entry into the US. All of my government time and the short stint in the civilian sector has aided in my current position as a Special Agent while conducting background investigation interviews.