I was an infantry rifleman (0311) in the United States Marine Corps from 1996 -2000. I served with 1st F.A.S.T. Company (Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team) in Norfolk Va. and 3rd LAR (Light Armored Reconnaissance) in Twenty Nine Palms. When I left active duty in 2000, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I thought maybe a WA State Trooper as I did understand security, weapons, and the pseudo military culture. So obviously I should attend school to increase my chances of being selected to the academy. So I head off to the community college and talk with the Veterans Affairs guy. He tells me if I want to go to school and collect on the G.I Bill, I must choose a major. Really a major? So he starts rambling off some of the programs I can choose… Once he got to Network Administration I stopped him and ask what it was. He told me it was in the computer science department and it had to do with computers. I jumped on that because there should be some income opportunity there right? So here I am now and it’s been a long journey.