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Needing connections and advise


Rameez Iqba Sugar Land, TX

Hello everyone. I may have asked this question before in many other ways but I am needing transition help. Currently my ETS is Sep 2019 and I am looking to get into a management trainee role preferably in Texas. At this point I just need to sustain the life I have now at least salary wise. I am open to civilian federal careers but don't know anyone in the industry. I have finished my bachelors degree in supply chain management but in the army I am a 92F with a security clearance. I am not sure where to start other then applying online which I have been but I think its who you know and what you know theory is starting to kick in. Any thoughts, suggestions or advise?? Thank you for any and all feedback

4 October 2018 4 replies Military to Civilian Transition



Tim Feemster Dallas, TX

Being a supply chain person, you should have no problem staying in Texas. I am in Dallas and have been in the supply chain industry for over 40 years. I have connections in Dallas, Austin, Houston and some other cities. Send me your resume and we can start a dialogue. I like to utilize my regular email system for communications. My email is, 214-693-7689. I look forward to hearing from you.

4 October 2018 Helpful answer


Chandra Livingston Houston, TX


I highly recommend you seek to engage with Accenture now, providing them with your Sept, 2019 timeline. They have a management training program specifically tailored to Vets working with SAP software as well as other management consulting disciplines. In fact, they have a target goal to hire thousands of Veterans, so with your background in supply-chain management, you would be a great candidate.


Travis Streeter Sr., PLS, DML Richmond, TX


You really started out well with Mr. Feemster making contact with you. I am sure you will heed the advice from that contact.

Moving forward, remember to be more specific with explaining what you do in the Army and the type of employment you are looking for when you transition. Instead of using 92F, use the actual title (Petroleum Specialist). You want to make it as easy as possible for someone that is willing to assist you.

Having a bachelors is awesome and it enhances your experience from your Army job. With the bachelors you go from "scheduled water cross-training for fuelers and truck drivers" to receive, store and ensure transport of bulk or packaged petroleum-based products". Now we are talking inventory, transportation, distribution which is all part of logistics. Do not fall into the trap of downplaying all of the experience (and education) you have as most of us service members do when transitioning.

Personally, I am GS Civilian overseas in Germany and if I can help you with anything federal let me know. SFL-TAP is definitely helpful, but of course you will have to do a lot on your own. Keep at it! Good luck in your transition brother.


Rameez Iqba Sugar Land, TX

Hello Tim. Thank you for reaching out. I have sent you an email.

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