I had the incredible good fortune to have had the opportunity to serve our great nation. The most important skill learned and developed is the extreme value of putting the needs of others before your own. There is no compromise.
I then discovered why Marines make the best salespeople.
See the above. Marines (and other high-performers) are not profit-motivated. They are do-the-right-thing motivated.
My first years after the corporate world were spent as a Prosthetics & Orthotics rep. The landscape changed and the evolution began. It took awhile to partner with those who share a similar vision, but it happened. The companies that I represent are run by extraordinary people. I'm very grateful for their professionalism and friendship and very much look forward to continuing to serve well into the future.