I arrived at boot camp two days after high school graduation and immediately began a transformation that would instill in me the core values of honor, courage, and commitment. I spent some of my service time training in the reserves while simultaneously enrolled full-time at Bentley University, and other times I was called to active duty and mobilized overseas. Knowing that I would need to get a job in the “real world” after my service time was complete, I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and continued training to acquire technical skills that would help me transition into a successful civilian career. The training and leadership experience gained from the Marines has been instrumental in my career progression. Nothing in the civilian workforce seems quite as daunting after enduring six years of arguably the most challenging job description of all.