In Gear Career-Spotlight on a Military Spouse Professional

In Gear Career wants to put the spotlight on Military Spouse Professionals! This will be an ongoing feature highlighting the success and struggles experienced by Military Spouse Professionals. Our goal is to be honest about the realities of a military spouse lifestyle, but also show that with grit, determination and most importantly action, success can be achieved (even if it doesn’t look like what you first thought it might).

If you’re willing to let us share your story please email your answers to the following questions, along with a photo of you dressed professionally to info@ingearcareer.org

Military Spouse Professional Questionnaire

 1.    With which branch of service are you affiliated, and where are you currently stationed? If you’re prior service, please feel free to also mention your service here

2.    What is your industry of interest (for those who have attended the “Now to Next” workshop at the Spouse Experience or Spouse Summit, this is your “Now”)?  marketing, finance, education, law, etc

3.    What professional goal are you currently pursuing? (this is your “Next”—a goal for you or your business, or the job you’re hoping to find)

4.    If all conditions were perfect, what would be your dream job? It can be related to what you already do, but be honest!

5.    If you are currently working, what is your job and how did you land this job?  If you’re not working, what was your last job and how did you obtain that position? Online job search and application, friends, networking

6.    Have you attended any networking events in the past 6 months (In Gear Career or otherwise)?

7.    How has In Gear Career helped you move toward achieving your career goals? 

8.    What professional development events would be of most value to you in your current position or job search?

9.    How have you overcome the professional challenges you’ve encountered as a military spouse? 

10.  Do you have a tip or trick that you would like to share with other military spouse professionals?

 

Please email your answers to info@ingearcareer.org and thank you for sharing your story!

If you’re interested in In Gear Career  activities in your area, please look here for a list of our current active and developing chapters.

In Gear Career Chapter Locations for Military Spouse Professionals as of May 12, 2014

ACTIVE LOCAL CHAPTERS

CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO

Kaitlin Leonard, Dann Spann, Monica Roy

sandiego@ingearcareer.org

 

CALIFORNIA – CAMP PENDLETON

Sue Lowe

camppendleton@ingearcareer.org

 

CALIFORNIA – VENTURA COUNTY

Shelly Habeck, Kelly Coughlan, Kim Eldred

venturacounty@ingearcareer.org

 

COLORADO – COLORADO SPRINGS

Sarah Stowell

coloradosprings@ingearcareer.org

 

FLORIDA- TAMPA

Amanda Crowe

amanda.crowe@ingearcareer.org

 

HAWAII – OAHU

Zuleika Hernandez, Kelly Wilke

hawaii@ingearcareer.org

 

ITALY – SIGONELLA

Jill Warning

jill.warning@ww-consult.com

 

KANSAS – FT LEAVENWORTH

Lindsay Teplesky, Christie Nix

leavenworth@ingearcareer.org

 

KENTUCKY – FT CAMPBELL

Danielle Cournia, Josie Beets

ftcampbell@ingearcareer.org KENTUCKY – FT KNOX

Michelle Campbell

fortknox@ingearcareer.org

 

LOUISIANA – FT POLK

Amy Bontrager

ftpolk@ingearcareer.org

 

MISSOURI – FT LEONARD WOOD

Susan Woodson Pilley, Megan Stainbrook

ftleonardwood@ingearcareer.org

 

MISSISSIPPI – GULFPORT

Tammy Meyer

gulfcoastms@ingearcareer.org

 

NEW YORK – WEST POINT

Katie Christy

westpoint@ingearcareer.org

 

TEXAS – COLLEGE STATION

Kathleen Foley

collegestation@ingearcareer.org

 

TEXAS – FT BLISS

Anna Startzell

ftbliss@ingearcareer.org

 

VIRGINIA – HAMPTON ROADS

Allison Treloar

allison.treloar@ingearcareer.org

 

WASHINGTON-JBLM

Katherine Adler, Pamela Alvarado

Jblm@ingearcareer.org

 

LOCAL CHAPTERS IN DEVELOPMENT

 

FLORIDA

Miami

 

ITALY

Naples

BAHRAIN GEORGIA

Fort Stewart

 

TEXAS

San Antonio

 MARYLAND

Bethesda/Ft. Meade

 

WASHINGTON D.C.

Various sub-chapters

 

To start a chapter in your location, email us at info@ingearcareer.org for more information!