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Compliance Learning and Communications Manager
Army Reserves - Sergeant, Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic

I work in Bayer’s U.S. Office of Compliance, managing vendor relationships to develop and roll out compliance training across the U.S. The learning world is changing rapidly as millennials become a bigger percentage of the workforce, so we have to be aware of how different age groups learn, and make the training engaging so that they want to participate. Using different techniques like gamification, videos and other tools help to keep it fresh and appealing. We also have to reach groups that work in manufacturing and who do not have computer access, so we need to bring innovation and creativity to our delivery as well as our programs.

I like the diversity of my role and also the diverse people I work with. That’s a parallel to my military experience, where I learned to work with all kinds of people and age groups. I also appreciate that Bayer’s LIFE values—Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency—are almost a direct mirror of the Army values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage (LDRSHIP).


Even if your military role doesn’t transfer exactly to a civilian role—like mine, for example—you can still learn things that are applicable. Being a sergeant, I learned leadership skills, how to prioritize assignments, and to deliver a project on time and on or under budget. Break down your day-to-day tasks and see how they apply to the civilian role that interests you.

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