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Chris Vallier–CPA, Olympus Corporation
Military Branch: United States Army
Highest pay grade: O-3 (Lieutenant)
MOS: Supply Officer
Roles & Responsibilities of last position in the military: Aviation Logistics & Supply
Aviation Logistics & Supply
Played a pivotal role in the logistical readiness of an F/A-18 fighter squadron through management of the inventory, budget and logistics and expediting of critical repair parts.
What was the biggest transition headache?
The transition from Supply Officer to CPA came with a culture change, the military culture is different than corporate culture. Transitioning and finding a job was easier than expected and relocation was effortless.
What skills did you bring with you?
Willingness to help others, cooperate and get the job done, leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
What made you decide to join this company?
The company’s community outreach, diversity and inclusion, work life balance and overall benefits.
How did you research your options?
A recruiter contacted me about the position.
What advice would you give other transitioning veterans looking into schools?
Expand your skillset by taking a computer science course and a public speaking course.