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14 G.I. JOBS | FEBRUARY 2017 | GIJOBS.COM SUCCESS STORIES OFFICER FOR MORE SUCCESS STORIES, VISIT GIJOBS.COM. Marine credits the service with instilling leadership and building stamina, both of which have helped him excel in the civilian workforce. COMPLEMENTARY CAREERS Civilian Job: Sales & Operations Coordinator, Herc Rentals Age: 24 Michael Miller Worst job? Vacuum salesman Last book you read? "Last Stand of Fox Company" Favorite military memory? Staying up for 60+ hours of continuous training and being barely able to communicate with your peers. Most embarrassing junk food? Gummy Worms Three people you'd love to have dinner with? Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, Clint Eastwood and Chris Pratt Movie you could watch every time it appears on cable? Every Star Wars movie. Favorite athlete? Kevin Durant Favorite website? YouTube Hobbies? Working out and reading WE HAD TO ASK! Military Service: 2nd Lieutenant (O-1), Marine Corps Reserve (2015-Present) MOS: Amphibious Assault Vehicle Platoon Commander (1803) Education: Bachelor's degree, travel management with minor in aviation operations, St. Cloud State University, 2014 BY LAURIE COWIN JOINING HISTORY. In 2015, Michael Miller joined the Marine Corps Reserve from a desire to defend Americans' freedom and privileges. "The Marine Corps has the most illustrious history of any war-fighting organization the world has ever seen, and it is something I wanted to be a part of," he says. Miller, 24, an amphibi- ous assault vehicle (AAV) platoon commander, is responsible for the training and development of 28 Marines in his platoon and the operational readiness of seven AAVs. MACHINERY OPERATION. Miller's aptitude for operating heavy machinery isn't limited to AAVs. His interest in large equip- ment such as wheel loaders and excavators led him to apply for a job with Herc Rentals through In June 2016, Herc Rentals hired him as a sales and operations coordinator. He says his role is to "coordinate between sales representatives, delivery drivers and mechanics as to when I can get equipment to a jobsite for our customers." LEADING EDGE. Miller credits the leadership training he received with aiding his job search. "Many people my age have not had that type of responsibility, and it gave me an edge to my job search," he says. WHEN PRESSURE MOUNTS. Another thing the military training provided? The ability to stay calm under pressure. Sometimes, mul- tiple plans change while phones ring incessantly. "I believe my training in remaining calm when the pressure gets high has helped me quite a bit," he says. "My job as a platoon commander is to remain calm when chaos ensues, and if our store is making good revenue it usually means it is chaotic in the office." ADVICE. "Sell your abilities to work an excessive amount of hours and still be driven to get the job done day in and day out. There are times at the end of the day where you want nothing more than to go home, but in the military it is all about mission accomplishment and all veterans alike know this feeling and will complete what needs to be done."

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