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.

Aviation Careers

  • Carlos Puga.

    Carlos Puga
    Air Transportation Specialist
    Air National Guard

    When Carlos Puga graduated from high school, he started working a series of part-time jobs. He knew that he wanted to go to school and get involved with his local community, but he wasn’t sure where to start. “All I ... View profile

  • Air Traffic Controller.

    Darryl Foster
    Air Traffic Controller

    “As a child, I looked up to a few cousins during their high school years when they were active in Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC).” Paying close attention to the way his cousins carried themselves, along with how ... View profile

  • James Waddell.

    James Waddell

    “I’m a third-generation Navy pilot. I certainly felt like I was part of the Navy growing up, even as a child… I’m one of the Navy brats. I have a different perspective on [the Military].” James knew pretty early on ... View profile

  • Mansour Elhihi.

    Mansour Elhihi
    Fighter Pilot
    Air Force

    “The word impossible is no longer part of my vocabulary. Anything is possible if you work hard at it.” As the first member of his family to join the Military, Mansour wasn’t exactly sure what the Air Force had in ... View profile

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