Editor's Note: The following story highlights a veteran at Discover Financial Servicescommitted to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. Discover Financial Services is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task & Purpose sister company. Learn More.
Her decision to leave the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer was a tough one, but ultimately, Kelly Hill knew it was the right choice for her and her family. Her husband had transitioned to the Navy Reserve shortly before they got married, and when they thought of their future together, providing balance and stability for their growing family was an important value. But Hill didn't know how to leverage her military experience, or which career field she wanted to pursue.
"It was a terrifying time in my life," she says. "I didn't know what skills I had to offer or how to market myself."
Hill and her family relocated to Chicago, where she's forging a successful career at Discover. "I had a veteran friend who worked at Discover and gave them such high praise for the values, work culture and environment, that I knew it was a place I wanted to be," she says.
Editor's Note: The following story highlights a veteran at Discover Financial Services committed to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. Discover Financial Services is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task & Purpose sister company. Learn More.
Carl Chandler was on the fast track to leadership in the Army, but in 2003, while deployed in Iraq as an Airborne Rifle Team Leader, he passed up a pay raise so he could stay with his soldiers.
"I knew I wanted to look for other opportunities outside of the Army after that deployment," he says, "so I turned down my promotion to E6 to stay with my team, to ensure we all got home safely, and begin my transition to civilian life."
For David Oppenheim, life is all about balance. He juggles his military service, his civilian employment, and his family. Oppenheim’s oldest son is currently serving on active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Army, and his daughter is currently serving on active duty as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
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