In addition, across the country, the
Service Operations Manager,
Orange County, Calif.
Captain Andrea Azcárate joined the U.S. Army in 1998, and during her subsequent assignments in Europe, she served as a Heavy Equipment Transport platoon leader, managed port operations, and ran large convoys across countries for upwards of several hundred vehicles from various nations. She left active duty in 2003, serving in the U.S. Army Reserve until 2007.
Azcárate credits her military service for giving her the confidence to tackle difficult challenges, by giving her the ability to adapt, learn, and mentally process various scenarios. She incorporates this learned responsiveness into her position as a Service Operations Manager with
Alex Furtado, Chief Warrant Officer Two, enlisted in the Army in 1983. He served in West Berlin, Germany – still a divided city at the time – where he acted as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Allied Checkpoint Charlie. Following his time in Germany, Furtado deployed as an Attack Helicopter Pilot to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Furtado, who began working for
Operations Manager, Facilities Protection Group, The
Sergeant Colby Lindsay enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1987, before being called to active duty in 1991 to serve in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
In 1992, while still in the Marine Corps Reserve, Lindsay joined
JODIE D. NORRIS
After enlisting in the Army in 1997 as a Military Police Officer, Sergeant Jodie Norris worked with the Crime Prevention/Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program, through which she spent three years teaching middle school students about the impact of drugs, ways to resist them, and how to deal with peer pressure.
Norris continues to engage the community in her subsequent role at
Senior Brand & Innovation Manager,
Captain Lillian Norton received a commission as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Army following graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2000. She deployed to Bosnia in 2001 for a peacekeeping and intelligence gathering mission, before deploying to Iraq where she helped train the Iraqi Army on intelligence tasks. There, she implemented a successful training plan resulting in their validation and placement in Baghdad. Her efforts enabled U.S. troop decreases in the area.
Norton’s military experiences pushed her to her true limits mentally, physically, and emotionally. Knowing those limits has empowered her to take on more challenges with confidence. With this confidence, she has been working with The
Senior Procurement Specialist,
Sergeant First Class Marsha Anderson enlisted in the United States Army in 1988 shortly after graduating high school. Though she credits her mother for instilling her work ethic, Anderson believes it was her two decades in the military that helped cultivate it. She reflects, “Each one of my subordinates, peers, and leaders had something to teach me and I learned as much as possible.”
Now retired from the military, Anderson continues to learn and share knowledge of her own as a Procurement Specialist on the
Business Analyst, On-Premise Planning & Analysis,
Lieutenant Matt Rowenczak was interested in serving in the military from a young age. He received a commission in the United States Navy through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at The Ohio State University in 2007. As part of his Navy service, Rowenczak deployed throughout the Pacific, stopping in nine different countries providing humanitarian aid, upholding international maritime law, conducting joint military training and improving U.S. relations with foreign nations.
Rowenczak left active duty after five years of service in 2012 to pursue his next career in business through an MBA program. Drawing from skills learned through his studies and during his service, Rowenczak joined
Senior Manager, Category Commercial,
Captain Chris Selleck is a fifth generation West Point graduate and a third generation Army Engineer. He deployed to Iraq in 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, leading daily missions in search of improvised explosive devices. Shortly into the deployment, Selleck’s battalion was given orders to move to southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Selleck left active duty in 2012 and currently serves in the Individual Ready Reserve.
Selleck’s time in the Army taught him how to build and lead diverse teams, how to manage complex issues in difficult environments, and the importance of maintaining accountability, both personally and professionally. In 2014, he joined
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