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

I'm not sure if my story would be labeled a success story, but I have had numerous journeys thru numerous "peaks and valleys", and have administered a self-imposed leveling off to enjoy the position I've attained so far. I started out as a "Security Specialist" or as they referred to us then, "Air Policeman". 4 years later I took my leave and left the active military and explored the civilian sector for any amiable pursuits.

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My name is Chuck Black and I grew up in a very small town in the south. After graduating from a military academy, I went to a junior college and partied for a semester and was promptly informed not to return the following semester. Therefore, the draft was looming large and I enlisted; received my draft notice during first tour in Vietnam. After second tour in Vietnam, I opted to return to civilian life.

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My story starts and ends pretty much like every story you have ever heard. However, you would not believe it until you have lived it. I joined the Navy right out of high school in 1987. It was my intention to retire from the military with a college degree. Unfortunately, almost at the end of my 16 years of being in the Navy I was diagnosed with Crones disease. There is no cure and I was unable to complete my 20 years of service like I had planned.

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I was raised in the small town of Jeannette, PA. After high school I attended a community college for 3 semesters, but I dropped out because I couldn't afford to continue. I worked a variety of jobs including loading dock and a glass factory. In 1977, my brother and I decided to join the Navy together. I served for 22 years as a Hospital Corpsman caring for Marines and Sailors until I retired as a Chief Petty Officer in April 1999.

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My name is Jose Lopez and I would consider this my success story. First let me give a brief history on my background to understand the significance of my journey. I grew up in the mean streets of Bronx, NY in the 1980's. At that time, the Bronx could have been compared to something you would see in a 3rd world country, surrounded by broken down abandoned buildings, drugs and violence.


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It was about a year before my ETS date that I was faced the dreadful question like many other service members today,"To reenlist or not to reenlist?" Like everything else in life, I made a list of the Pro's and Con's and a decision had to be made. After five years on active duty as an Army MP, I went against the advice of my leadership as well as my family and I decided to get out, and continue my service to this country as a reservist.

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I'm not sure if my story would be labeled a success story, but I have had numerous journeys thru numerous "peaks and valleys", and have administered a self-imposed leveling off to enjoy the position I've attained so far. I started out as a "Security Specialist" or as they referred to then, "Air Policeman".


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I served 10 years in the Navy. When I got out, I went through several different jobs and moved. I was close in obtaining my Bachelors degree when I was offered a job in Tampa as a secretary. After a few years, I decided to go back to school and get my graduate degree.

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The best thing that happened to me was to apply to the US Census Bureau/TCC. I was not looking to work at a call center, but the opportunity happened without me looking for it. I retired from the Army in 2002 in Virginia. I was a Radiology NCOIC for a clinic at a small Army post at Fort Monroe when it was active at the time.

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Started my career with the government at Scott AFB, IL 1990 after retiring from the USAF Civil Engineering as a Production Control E7 Master Sergeant. While in the service I received a BS Degree in Industrial Technology and a Masters Degree in Management.  I moved to the Seattle area when my wife transferred to a FEMA office.


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