Any former military here?



  • I spent 4 years in the Marines. Was curious if anyone else spent time in the service.



  • Thank you for your service though!



  • Not exactly the same as former military but how about anyone that IT is a 2nd or 3rd or later career move.



  • @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    Not exactly the same as former military but how about anyone that IT is a 2nd or 3rd or later career move.

    If you guys can't tell I don't really want to work today 🙂



  • @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    Not exactly the same as former military but how about anyone that IT is a 2nd or 3rd or later career move.

    If you guys can't tell I don't really want to work today 🙂

    me either.



  • @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    Not exactly the same as former military but how about anyone that IT is a 2nd or 3rd or later career move.

    I started at a Gas Station, Went to heating and Cooling. Got injured and went back to the Gas station. Started learning from ML about 3 years ago.
    Started my Job here about 8 months ago.

    What about you?



  • @WrCombs said in Any former military here?:

    @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    Not exactly the same as former military but how about anyone that IT is a 2nd or 3rd or later career move.

    I started at a Gas Station, Went to heating and Cooling. Got injured and went back to the Gas station. Started learning from ML about 3 years ago.
    Started my Job here about 8 months ago.

    What about you?

    After the Marines I worked construction while going to college for Law Enforcement. Got my degree and wasn't getting anywhere with that. I think I applied to 30+ departments, Sheriffs, etc and decided that I needed to be employed NOW because my wife and I had our first kid. I went back to school and got my MCSA and MCSE in 2003 Server. Got my first IT Job in 2005 and been in this field ever since.



  • @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    @WrCombs said in Any former military here?:

    @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    Not exactly the same as former military but how about anyone that IT is a 2nd or 3rd or later career move.

    I started at a Gas Station, Went to heating and Cooling. Got injured and went back to the Gas station. Started learning from ML about 3 years ago.
    Started my Job here about 8 months ago.

    What about you?

    After the Marines I worked construction while going to college for Law Enforcement. Got my degree and wasn't getting anywhere with that. I think I applied to 30+ departments, Sheriffs, etc and decided that I needed to be employed NOW because my wife and I had our first kid. I went back to school and got my MCSA and MCSE in 2003 Server. Got my first IT Job in 2005 and been in this field ever since.

    all over the board, Not bad though! at leat you found something you can do for a while.



  • Spent time in Army Reserve, not nearly the same as active duty.

    I didn't start out in IT, started out doing administrative back office work (Executive Assistant, Ofc Mgr, etc.). We're talking what 20+ years ago. Was really good at the exec asst work, but also loved computers on the side and messed around with them. Along the way I had various folks who looked out for me giving me access to computers on my downtime (as an ofc mgr for a dept within a hospital one of the drs i worked for let me borrow one of his personal machines because he was never at home). As a exec asst to a head of consumer lending at a bank I did alot of local pc troubleshooting for coworkers in the dept. The Director noticed this and commented that I should work in IT. To make a long story short he put in a good word for me an I eventually transitioned into a Branch Support role (Level 2 support employees at various bank branches) and never looked back...



  • @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    @WrCombs said in Any former military here?:

    @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    Not exactly the same as former military but how about anyone that IT is a 2nd or 3rd or later career move.

    I started at a Gas Station, Went to heating and Cooling. Got injured and went back to the Gas station. Started learning from ML about 3 years ago.
    Started my Job here about 8 months ago.

    What about you?

    After the Marines I worked construction while going to college for Law Enforcement. Got my degree and wasn't getting anywhere with that. I think I applied to 30+ departments, Sheriffs, etc and decided that I needed to be employed NOW because my wife and I had our first kid. I went back to school and got my MCSA and MCSE in 2003 Server. Got my first IT Job in 2005 and been in this field ever since.

    Wow, ex military and no cop shops wanted you? where they hiring?



  • @Dashrender said in Any former military here?:

    @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    @WrCombs said in Any former military here?:

    @WLS-ITGuy said in Any former military here?:

    Not exactly the same as former military but how about anyone that IT is a 2nd or 3rd or later career move.

    I started at a Gas Station, Went to heating and Cooling. Got injured and went back to the Gas station. Started learning from ML about 3 years ago.
    Started my Job here about 8 months ago.

    What about you?

    After the Marines I worked construction while going to college for Law Enforcement. Got my degree and wasn't getting anywhere with that. I think I applied to 30+ departments, Sheriffs, etc and decided that I needed to be employed NOW because my wife and I had our first kid. I went back to school and got my MCSA and MCSE in 2003 Server. Got my first IT Job in 2005 and been in this field ever since.

    Wow, ex military and no cop shops wanted you? where they hiring?

    A lot of it was EOE processes back then. Had to make it "open applications" even though they had a police aide or a captain's kid was just graduating from college with a degree, etc. Some was the places I was applying to didn't actually want military or law enforcement backgrounds. They felt that a teacher was better suited to be a LEO because they didn't have the aggressive behavior and could be molded to be the type of cop they were looking for.



  • @WLS-ITGuy

    7 years in the Army, most spent over in Germany.


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