03 Apr Criterion to Exhibit at WithYouWithMe National Career Expo
On Friday, April 12, Criterion Systems will be present as an exhibitor at the inaugural US National Career Expo hosted by the organization WithYouWithMe at the 1615 @ Dupont in Washington, DC. This organization, Australia’s most successful veteran transition service, has recently launched in the United States.
Criterion’s recruiting manager, Krissy Rogers, will be present at the event. She says,
“As a mission-focused government contractor, Criterion Systems is a great place for veterans to transition into a civilian profession. Veterans and active reservists make up a large part of our leadership team and staff. The insight and real-world experience that they bring to the table is invaluable. As an employer, we strive to make our workplace as supportive as possible for our nation’s past and present military members.”
We have shared many individual stories over the past few months on this blog as well as giving tips on how to enter government contracting post-military service. The people below are leaders and mentors to transitioning veterans at Criterion, as well as being veterans themselves. Brian, John, and Dan will be present at the Expo and are looking forward to talking to attendees.
Brian Rodger is the director of Criterion’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and served in the United States Marine Corps. When asked what advice he would give to military members who are about to re-enter civilian life, he said:
“Have a plan in place and work the plan. Figure out what skillsets you either possess or need to possess to make your plan happen and move out. There are many opportunities available for former military members, so focus in on your passion and make it happen.”
John Harrison is a senior cybersecurity solutions architect at Criterion. He served in the USMC as an intelligence operator. He shared that he chose to pursue a job in government contracting because:
“I like the missions we support and the impact we can have on the bigger picture. Evil will continue to be among us, and it’s important that we have employees and service members collectively supporting one another to defend both the physical and the virtual sides of our democracy.”
Dan Chandler is Criterion’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and cybersecurity solutions architect. He is a retired U.S. Army officer, and a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Kathy Wallace served in the US Army and is now a program manager at Criterion. She explained how she applies lessons learned during her service to her job today:
“One of the most valuable lessons I learned while in the U.S. Army is the value of teamwork. Even the smartest or strongest individual cannot achieve alone what the level of a cohesive team, motivated to accomplish the same goal, can. Training, both as a team and as individuals, ensures everyone can meet their full potential.”
You will find more information about how Criterion welcomes veterans at the links below:
- We Welcome Veterans
- Tips And Tricks For Transitioning Veterans: Some advice from our recruiting team gained from their years of experience in working with transitioning veterans.
- Post Service: Is Government Contracting The Right Choice? To help us gain more insight into what life is like at Criterion and within the government contracting industry, we interviewed four dedicated and accomplished members of our team.