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077 Career 100 Becoming a Military Officer – An Interview with Colonel James T. Iacocca

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Any person whose work involves putting his or her personal life aside to keep the country secure, deserves all the appreciation. Whether they are in the armed forces, or working covertly, these people are our unsung heroes.

Today, our guest is one of these special people who serve and protect our country.  We can sleep at night knowing that there are people working every day in ensuring the country’s security.

Let’s join Felicia Gopaul, president and founder of the College Funding Resource, as she interviews Colonel James T. Iacocca, Deputy Commander of the Army Recruiting Command.

Colonel Iacocca graduated from Muhlenberg College and was commissioned in the Adjutant General Corps through the Lehigh University ROTC program in 1988.

His first assignment was with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, where he served as the Assistant Readiness Officer, G1 Plans Officer, Replacement Detachment Commander and Division Readiness Officer.

During this edition of the Top 100 Career Interview series, Felicia and Colonel Iacocca will discuss important things being in the military, such as:

  • What made him join the military and serve his country
  • How other professions can apply their professional skills while joining the military
  • What are the most common misconceptions people have about the military
  • How a good working knowledge with technology helps a person striving to join the military
  • What made his job very rewarding
  • What are the key benefits that a military personnel gets

Married for more than 25 years, Colonel (P) Iacocca and his wife, Sandy, have one daughter, Megan, who attends the University of Connecticut. To know more about joining the Army, you may visit their website at GoArmy.


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