5Qs: Check-6 relies on veterans' skills
the shipmates around me.
My time in the Navy exposed me to the brilliance of our military technology. I experienced the physical and mental challenges of taking man and machine to its very limit. I had the incredible challenge and overwhelming responsibility of leading men and women in combat operations.
Growing up as a ranch kid in Osage County, I certainly did not have this experience as a selfexpectation. Oh, and I am an inch shorter after an aircraft ejection in 1989. 4
Are enough companies currently hiring veterans? What do you think the market is for men and women who have recently left the service?
My take on the private sector is that veterans are highly desirable in any industry. Veterans typically come prepackaged with a leadership skill set and a work ethic. The two most difficult things to incorporate into a crew force already reside in a veteran.
Industry specifics can be quickly taught to a veteran. I believe the private sector recognizes these attributes and seeks them out. Veterans typically have a very short 5
What do you envision Check-6 looking like 10 years from now?
I see a predominately veteranowned and operated consultancy and technology company with a global footprint that, on one hand, takes on and contributes to the most challenging of solutions across a diversified industry portfolio of clients.
On the other hand, I envision Check-6 providing opportunities to many more talented veterans by embedding their skills into the private sector to make the world a better and safer place.