Justin, LA National Guard veteran

Justin, LA National Guard veteran

Cost Planning Engineer, Shell International Exploration and Production

Q. What branch of the military did you serve under? What was your position in the military?
A. I was an Intelligence Operations Specialist in the Louisiana National Guard.

Q. What is your current position?
A. I'm a Cost Planning Engineer at Shell International Exploration and Production.

Q. Serving in the military provides great leadership skills. Beyond that, what skills and experiences did you learn in the military that enable you to be successful on the job?
A. Determining what information is important and “who needs to know what.” This lesson in particular led me to return to school and earn my degree in business, which Shell’s education reimbursement program helped to fund. I started out as a production operator and now I’ve been promoted to Cost Planning Engineer. I’ve used the skills I learned in the military to develop and implement cost management systems to monitor actual costs and cost forecasts.

Q. Did you use the benefits of the GI Bill to enhance your education?
A. No, I did not use the GI Bill for my education. Shell paid for my education through their Education Reimbursement plan.