Today's Military:

Career Profiles

Because there are so many possible career paths, every servicemember enjoys a unique experience in the Military. The profiles here are personal stories of how various servicemembers succeeded in their careers and how they got to where they are today.

Arts, Communications, Media and Design Careers

  • Combat Correspondent.

    Brian Buckwalter
    Combat Correspondent
    Marine Corps

    “After visiting a recruiter, I discovered the Military is much more than grunts in the field.” Not getting anywhere professionally, Brian Buckwalter decided – with prompting from a friend in the Marine Corps Reserve – to meet with a recruiter ... View profile

  • Michelle Rakers.

    Michelle Rakers
    Assistant Musical Director
    Marine Corps

    “I joined a very specialized unit as a member of ‘The President’s Own,’ and we are very focused on maintaining our mission to provide the best musical product we can possibly create.” For Michelle Rakers, joining the Marine Corps after ... View profile

  • Rodney Rios.

    Rodney Rios
    Public Affairs Officer
    Coast Guard

    “I knew in the Coast Guard I would be presented with many opportunities to positively influence people of all ages and backgrounds.” As a little boy growing up in southern New Jersey, Rodney Rios had a habit of sneaking into ... View profile

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