“Great times, rough times, and sometimes outright misery…endured alongside the greatest group of Marines I have the honor of calling my friends.”

 

Rich Jankowski is currently volunteering as the IT Director at the 03XX Foundation but in his day job, he runs an infrastructure architecture team designing next generation platforms at a major institution. Before working in the civilian sector, Rich served in the USMC Infantry as a riflemen from 1990 to 1994. His deployments took him from Haiti to Somalia, but his infantry training stayed with him long after his time in the Corps.

 

 

 

Why have you decided to join the foundation?

I’ve been involved in veterans’ groups since my EAS, from mentoring transitioning veterans to serving as lead of the Veteran Network at a prior employer, I’ve tried to help other vets transition into the civilian world in a manner that gives them the greatest chance of success.
One thing I noticed is that there were never many Marines in these pipelines, and the few Marines that were involved were never 03’s.
03’s are the Brotherhood within the Brotherhood, and yet don’t have the same support network that other branches and MOS’s get upon transition. As a case manager, I would love to help an 03 who is interested in getting a job in Information Security (or another technical field) get started on his career path.
As the Technology Director for 03XX, I would also love to talk to Marine Infantry veterans looking to volunteer in a tech role with us, as well.

 

What was your service like?

Great times, rough times, and sometimes outright misery…endured alongside the greatest group of Marines I have the honor of calling my friends.

What was your transition like?

I was lucky to get out and jump right into college and major in Computer Science at a time when the Internet was starting to go mainstream. I quickly got caught in the “dot com” frenzy and didn’t have much time to second guess my path; I loved what I was doing and followed the market.
I know many veterans struggle with transition, and it’s one of the reasons I volunteer with 03XX.

 

What have you been doing since you got out?

I’ve spent the 25 years (!) since my EAS in Technology, mostly in the Information Security field. I currently lead an infrastructure architecture team designing next generation platforms at a major financial services corporation.

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Phillip Veracruz joined the foundation on January 1st, 2018. A San Antonio, TX native, he works for Mike Hollaway Custom Homes as a Project Manager where he is responsible for Coordinating, planning and organizing daily tasks with subcontractors to build family homes.

 

 

A former 0369, Phillip had many responsibilities during his almost 5yrs of active service. He has worked with foreign militaries as well as Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSO/I) experience working in the Pacific in support of the U.S Navy 7th Fleet. He also has experience with coordinating and advising on Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team operations.

 

A graduate of Ashford University, he has a bachelor’s degree in Project Management. Phillip is certified in Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green belt training.

 

Phillip joined the Foundation to assist his fellow brothers in arms with all things related to career transition including resume writing, career networking and interview preparation. His hobbies include hiking the Hill Country of South Texas and spending time with his dog. Thank you Phillip for joining the Foundation and supporting our cause!

 

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