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Frontiers November 2013 Issue

THE RIGHT CHOICE ENRIQUE VIDAL JR. Information systems security engineer Mission Operations Colorado Boeing Defense, Space & Security Aurora, Colo. Retiring from the U.S. Navy following 21 years of service, I found my first venture into the civilian job market left me feeling both apprehensive and eager to start a new adventure. I came to Boeing in July by way of networking. Although I had seen an advertisement through a military recruiting seminar and career fair, there were no openings in my location preference at that time, so I had to be patient. My colleague knew a Boeing employee who knew of a job here that fit my skills. I had been watching Boeing job announcements, using the Boeing Careers site, and already had an account. So once I knew a job was available, I applied—and here I am. I joined the Boeing team in July and feel I made the right choice. My military experience not only provided valuable technical skills but also instilled commitment to team and professionalism— which I have found, in my short time here, are valued by my management team and Boeing. My teammates have been eager to help and are always willing to answer questions. My management team has gone out of its way to make my transition into Boeing run smoothly. It definitely helps that our team is filled with other veterans who understand the transition that I have made. The future is bright, and I look forward to my future with Boeing. n PHOTO: PAUL PINNER/BOEING BOEING FRONTIERS / NOVEMBER 2013 45


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