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8 G.I. JOBS | SEPTEMBER 2018 | GIJOBS.COM EVERY ISSUE MONTHLY MUSTER Publisher Mike Stevens Vice President of Operations Sean McAlister Vice President of Business Development Scott Shaw PRODUCTION Managing Editor Dan Fazio Art Director Edgar Reynolds Art Director Mike Asper Contributing Writers Andrea Lovas, Marty Levine, Shane Christopher, Stephanie Montague, Dan Swanson, Tim Malloy, Andrea Peck, Sara Hodon Senior Digital Strategist Daniel Caliguire Senior Digital Marketing Manager Ian Blyth Senior Marketing Operations Manager Justin Pearson Programmatic Campaign Manager Alysha Tuma Digital Marketing Coordinator Tim Malloy CIRCULATION Customer Service Manager Courtney Miller ADVERTISING Sales Manager Darryl Williams Military Partnerships Manager Kayla Lopez Military Partnerships Manager Aimee Dennison Military Partnerships Manager Greg Hough Digital Sales Account Executive Jordan Atchison Military Partnerships Manager Gretchen O'Neill Business Development Lead Mark Callahan Marketing Operations Specialist Tori Mason DEAR READERS: There are many paths to pursue when you get out of the military, so many that the choices can seem overwhelming. If you're lucky, you already know the career path you want to follow and will do whatever it takes to get there. That was the case with Tony Cruz, an infantry sergeant who lost part of his right leg in Afghanistan. He always wanted to be a truck driv- er, and he was determined to make that happen after being medically retired in 2014. Less than three years after going to work as a pro- fessional truck driver for McKenzie Tank Lines, he was named Driver of the Year for 2017. You can read his inspiring story on page 12. Maybe your career path will take a more circuitous route, like Damon Fogley's did. He works as a paramedic in Austin, Texas. A hobby, however, inspired the Iraq veteran to launch his own business. Today Fogley owns a JDog Junk Removal * franchise in three central Texas territories. He employs 10 people full time, most of whom are fellow veterans. You can read his story and his advice on page 14. In this issue we also visit post- 9/11 veterans who now work in agriculture and natural resources, as well as in the telecommunica- tions industry. All found rewarding civilian careers by following their passions. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your impending transition, we can help. Visit GIJobs.com , where you'll find thousands of jobs posted by em- ployers looking for veterans, great advice articles related to your career choice and job search, content on how to get the most of your GI Bill, and even entertaining articles about military life. You served your nation, now follow your passion. FOLLOW YOUR PASSION Mike Stevens Publisher 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (Ret.) U.S. Navy, 33 years Better for Veterans: Read the white paper that urges institutions to commit to being "Better for Veterans" in their policies, programs and practices. Betterforveterans.org G.I. JOBS MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED BY VIQTORY in conjunction with GIJobs.com MilitaryFriendly.com Military Spouse magazine MilitarySpouse.com TO SUBSCIBE TO G.I. JOBS MAGAZINE Subscription Rate: $19.95/year or $11.95 for six months. Send a check or money order to G.I. Jobs magazine, 420 Rouser Road, Bldg. 3 Suite 101, Moon Township, PA 15108. Or visit us online at www.gijobs.com. G.I. Jobs magazine (ISSN 1545-9527) is published monthly by VIQTORY, 420 Rouser Road, Bldg. 3, Suite 101, Moon Township, PA 15108. The inclusion of advertising is considered a service to subscribers and is not an endorsement of products or concurrence with advertising claims. Copyright Ā©2001-2018 by VIQTORY. No part of the contents of this magazine may be reproduced by any means without the permission of VIQTORY. VIQTORY is an independent, veteran-owned publisher and is not affiliated with or sponsored by the U.S. military. VIQTORY is certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran's Business EnterpriseĀ® by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association. *Company is a paid client.

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