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Patten and Dubey Find the Right Fit Through Operation Warfighter
Nov. 13, 2018 |
By Patrick Onofre
“I wanted direction in my life, and it just so happened there was a presentation by the National Guard.” Army Staff Sgt. Peter Dubey, now retired, always thought about pursuing a career in radiology. However, he became a mortar man in the infantry, and later worked in military intelligence. During his military service, Dubey was diagnosed with a tumor in his leg. Despite multiple successful surgeries, the tumor kept returning, with the most recent diagnosis in 2016. The outlook for Dubey’s military career looked grim, and once again, he was looking for direction. While he was assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Dubey learned about OWF. Though Dubey had planned to join the National Security Agency, he learned about an opportunity with the Drug Enforcement Administration that piqued his interest. “The DEA has allowed me to make an immediate impact on the community, and they have helped me achieve personal and professional growth,” he says, noting how accommodating they were with his rehab appointments and school schedule. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Studies. His OWF coordinator recognized Dubey’s go-getter personality and knew he’d be a great fit at the DEA. Dubey frequently contacts his supervisor and OWF coordinator, discussing his progress both in and out of the workplace. “Operation Warfighter really helps soldiers,” Dubey says of the program. “They will work with you to find something that fits.” --- For many, a career serving the nation in uniform is the perfect fit, fulfilling a sense of duty to one’s country, as well as providing a means to achieve personal goals. However, a traumatic injury or illness can force service members to seek a new way to accomplish those goals—or set new ones. For Patten and Dubey, OWF and other supporting resources have helped them transition into the civilian sector.