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Antonio Williams, who traveled to 44 different countries during his 20 years in the U.S. Navy, said military service cultivates attributes that he and other ANTONIO veterans bring to Boeing. “We bring work experience, we bring discipline, we bring attention to detail and duty,” Williams said. Williams served on seven different ships during his military career, completing four tours to Iraq. “Every day was a new adventure,” he said. “I went in as a baby WILLIAMS and came out a man.” Williams found out about Boeing’s job opportunities in the Navy’s transition classes at the end of his career in 2007 and “got a foot in the door” when he was hired at the Everett, Wash., site to be a factory service attendant—“a janitor,” Williams said frankly. Now, after more than four years of furthering his education and moving up, he’s a Functional Test manager for the 787 program. He said the transition from his naval career was smooth, thanks in part to Boeing’s training, educational programs and college assistance. “If you want a structured environment like the one you served in, Boeing would be the best company for you to work with. It’s a great opportunity for veterans,” said Williams, who raises money for veterans and other causes as a motorcycle rider with the Stanwood (Wash.) American Legion Riders. 42 BOEING FRONTIERS / NOVEMBER 2012


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