“I was medically retired as a Flight Medical Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) / E-6. When I received the news that I would no longer be allowed to remain in the military, it ended my dreams of becoming a Physician’s Assistant and started an extremely arduous journey. However, I believed that through God’s grace, and Multiple state, local (HHUSA), and federal organizations I have been able to become a Veteran success story.
For example, in order to provide for my family with the help of the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) program, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Lewis-Clark State College in May 2013. After pursuing my undergraduate degree at Lewis-Clark State College, I realized that I could not “gut” it out anymore alone. My family suffered immensely during that time period and I did not want to add any more stress to their lives. As a result, I applied to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation and was inducted in June of 2013. I then continued my journey towards earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from BSU.
I graduated from Boise State University on May 16, 2014 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and hired as a Mental Health Clinician for Easter Seals Goodwill Rocky Mountain Regional office in Meridian, Idaho. I was the 3rd Wyakin Warrior Alumni, I wrote a Community Service Project paper. I am currently developing a program to raise community awareness about traumatic brain injuries.
I registered for HHUSA services and was assessed on 2/10/2014. Jason Dodge developed a resume that highlighted my skills and experience. He assisted me with the interview process and developed a value proposition that explained my story to employers and helped me gain employment in my desired field of study in under 3 months.”