When I met Jared, he was already so focused and energetic about making his transition to the civilian world that I was thinking, “How can I help this guy? He’s got it all figured out!” Turns out that I was the lucky one in this situation and my job as mentor was fairly easy. Jared dove headlong into topics like, what kind of negotiation tactics are acceptable when considering salary and comparing the USMC command structure, one he was comfortable with, to that of Lockheed (his new employer). And now we’ve moved into more difficult questions like, where and how far do I want my second career to take me? I supported by asking questions to drive clarity in what he is already going after.
Words that are descriptive of Jared include: smart, driven, thoughtful, sincere, and professional. Jared continues to show his capabilities to succeed at every step along the way. He is leveraging tools and methods learned and developed during his military career to great advantage in his current career and will certainly prove a tremendous asset to Lockheed.
He demonstrates how superb people, built by our military, provide such excellent human capital to continue to expand our countries capabilities.
Mentor: Edward Olson, Milan, Illinois, John Deere