Retired First Sergeant Stanley C. Schofield - Military Hiring Event
THEN: Retiring as first sergeant after 22 years of service in the U.S. Army. A standard bearer for a unit of 160-plus soldiers and officers – a position he valued – Stanley began the search for his next career, and “not just a job,” he said. He hit all area military-affiliated events, but the CareerTech co-sponsored hiring event in Lawton opened the door for Stanley to get to know his future employer, who
- Was also retired military and understood his stress.
- Knew a first sergeant’s role is teaching soldiers something new and how to implement it.
- Was looking for retired soldiers who had succeeded in the military.
NOW: On a career path that is a good fit, Stanley has become a standard bearer at New York Life Insurance Co., offering financial planning services as an agent for active and retired soldiers and civilians. The company’s continuing education requirement matches Stanley’s value system of staying relevant. He plans to complete a bachelor’s degree in business management and administration in 2015 and get on the fast track to management with New York Life.