Years with MIL: 3
Why did you decide to join MIL?
I became interested in working on the MIL team from seeing the caliber of work produced by MIL staff. MIL consistently maintains an impressive level of professionalism with the DoS client. Additionally, I noticed that MIL leadership provides generous support and motivation to young professional. MIL leaders promote personal development and encourage MIL staff to expand their knowledge, skill sets, and opportunities. This is the type of environment I was seeking where I would be encourage to pursue challenges.
What are the best aspects about your current job?
I work on the Systems Coordination and Implementation (SCI) team at CGFS. The SCI team is comprised of high performing, self-starting professionals who have each built a reputation for producing impactful results for the client. It is great going into work each day knowing I am part of this excellent team, and having the support and opportunities for collaboration with colleagues with valuable knowledge and a passion for excellence.
What is the most challenging project you’ve work on at MIL?
One of the most challenging projects I’ve worked on since being on the MIL team is a business process improvement project involving stakeholders from two separate organizations within CGFS. Decentralization caused duplication of work and inefficiencies between the two organizations. Our improvement project reduces communication barriers and readjusts the focus to facilitate a holistic-process approach, which benefits CGFS overall. Although the project has been challenging and slow-moving at times, I have learned a great deal about the functions performed in both organizations. Also, the project has provided me the opportunity to collaborate with talented colleagues I hadn’t previously worked with.
What is the best piece of career advice you can offer someone in your field who is either applying to or beginning a career at MIL?
Leverage the excellent resources available within MIL. There are countless subject matter experts and managers who are happy to share knowledge, wisdom, and advice. Also, don’t always take the easy route; pursue challenges that will ultimately lead to career growth.