Transitioning from military career to a civilian one was challenging. Even as an Naval Officer, it was hard to imagine how my military experiences as a forward deployed Surface Warfare Officer, during war time, and my leadership acumen would translate to the civilian/corporate world. ... or even a resume. But, it wasn’t as difficult as I thought because companies were actually looking for people like me. However, when choosing the right company to commit to, it was Otis that impressed me the most. In the recruitment and interview process, they presented themselves as a company that encouraged innovation and diversity. When I joined, I found a positive environment of empowerment. This enabled me to be the independent leader that helped me excel in the military and subsequently progress in my civilian career. Otis was, and still is, the best fit for me.