William, US Army Corps of Engineers veteran

William, US Army Corps of Engineers veteran

Pipeline and Compression System Engineer, East Texas North Area, Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.

Q. What branch of the military did you serve under? What was your position in the military?
A. I was in the Air Force for 20 years. I served eight years in the Canadian Air Force, four years with NATO, and eight years in the U.S. Air Force. My final assignment was as a Mission Commander onboard an E-3 AWACS where I flew Homeland Defense missions over the White House and New York City post 9-11.

Q. What is your current position?
A. I'm a Pipeline and Compression System Engineer for Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.

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. There are several aspects from my military experience which I draw from each and every day. One thing about military life that has been invaluable in my current position is the ability to adapt quickly to an ever-changing environment and to work with a diverse group of people toward a common goal where safety is at the forefront. Just like it was in any branch of the military.

Q. Did you use the benefits of the GI Bill to enhance your education?
A. No. I was able to obtain two degrees courtesy of the military: a Bachelor of Science
in Chemistry and an MBA prior to retirement.