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Success Stories

These diverse stories illustrate the variety of opportunities available to veterans thanks to creative workforce initiatives designed to help service members and their families maneuver into professional careers in the federal government. 

Park Ranger - Casey McCabe

I am an Army Veteran, who is now a permanent Park Ranger working for the National Park Service. While enlisted in the Army, I served with S6 and was the Communications Property Manager... 

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Computer Programmer - Charles Modzinski

I started college three weeks after I finished high school in 1981. It took five years, but I finally graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. I started working for the government... 

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NASA Security Specialist/Program Protection Officer - Eric Combs

I have worked for the Federal government as a civil servant for over 23 years including military service with US Air Force from 1987 - 1990 (Active) and 1991 - 2003 (AF Reserves). I currently...

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Policy Analyst - Wen Liu

I was born in China and immigrated to the United States in 1990. I moved around quite a bit and settled in Brooklyn, New York. I saw 9/11 happen right in front of my eyes during my senior year...

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Law Office Manager - Jennifer Borrero

My name is Jennifer Borrero. I am a 39-year-old disabled United States Navy veteran. I began my journey when I was 21 years old. I am originally from Chino Hills, California. I am married with...

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Veterans Program Specialist - Jose Lopez

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...

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Apprenticeship and Training Representative - Ricky C. Godbolt

My name is Dr. Ricky C. Godbolt. I am a retired US Army Marine Engineering (Warrant) Officer. I am an Apprenticeship and Training Representative with the US Department of Labor. Without my military experience... 

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Equal Opportunity Specialist - Lorraine Dawson

I am originally from Newport News, Virginia, and I joined the U.S. Army after high school, and trained as a Network Data Telecommunications Specialist. I was stationed in Germany most of my military career...

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Auditor - Shawn Hunkins

When I was nearing the end of my time on active duty in the Marine Corps, I was given the choice to go to Weapons Training Battalion to train Marines how to use different weapons systems or to go to the VITA tax center located on Camp Lejeune, NC... 

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Human Resources Specialist - Aquila Bernard

After serving over 7 years in the military, I decided to pursue my education full-time. I went to school at night while stationed in Hawaii, Iraq, Virginia and Washington. I really wanted to finish my degree, so...

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