Profiles in Success: Stories

Macy Garner

Macy Garner

Delta Airlines

Military Experience

A Fordham vet, Macy served in the Air force where he was a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist (Crew Chief.) “Prior to flight, I performed checks of aircrafts to ensure they were properly serviced with fuel, hydraulic fluid and liquid oxygen. I performed scheduled inspections and functional checks,” he said. Post flight, he was responsible for making sure aircrafts were still in operation-ready condition by maintaining repair records associated with the military standard.
“Integrity, taking ownership, get the mission done at any cost, doing my best at all times, these were key values I learned in the military,” he said. “On the intangible side I learned how important adaptability and leadership are and how important it is to multi-task and be a team player.” In terms of technical skills, as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist, he learned Aviation Maintenance Technology, Electronics, Engineering and Maintenance and repair.

How Edge4vets Mentors Helped Me

“Edge4Vets mentors provided personal attention and exposed me to different ways where my skills could be utilized in various work environments. I learned not to limit myself to one specific skill and as a result I was able to get a job with Delta."

How Macy Is Using Her Military Skills In Civilian Life

Macy is currently employed with Delta Airlines as a Ground Maintenance Mechanic (GMM) in the Ground Service Equipment Department (GSE). “At Delta, we take great pride in carrying thousands of passengers and their bags safely and speedily to their destinations.” Everyday for Delta, Macy applies the crucial values he learned in the USAF, which he called “taking ownership,” He added, “On occasion, when something goes wrong, every (GMM) ground maintenance mechanic, takes ownership to resolve the situation. That’s what gives us pride! It’s not that obstacles occur sometimes, but when challenged we have the experience from the military to overcome them.”

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Marco Biongioanni

Marco Bongioanni

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Edge4Vet’s mentors helped deepen my ‘rolodex’ from a networking standpoint.

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Anny Pena

Anny Pena

Standard Chartered Bank

Edge4Vets provided guidance to help me find good examples I could use in interviews and they shared what employers are looking for and why they want to hire veterans.

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Chrissy Burbach

Chrissy Burbach

United Nations Mission to the Congo

The mentors provided suggestions to help me to talk confidently about my achievements, and invaluable advice on how best to present myself in job interviews.

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Dawn Jolly

Dawn Jolly

Pfizer

Edge4Vets mentors helped me realize that my skills were highly transferable and that corporations such as Pfizer Inc. could benefit from my skills and experiences.

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Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

1-800-Flowers

Edge4Vets gave me one-to-one interviewing practice which was invaluable. I learned how to understand how valuable my military experience could be to find a job.

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Joseph Gamez

Joseph Gamez

Metropolitan Transit Authority

Edge4Vets helped me to effectively write my resume with accomplishments that I had been overlooking but are real and are marketable.

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Kimberly Alonzo

Kimberly Alonzo

Drexel Hamilton

Edge4Vets mentors helped me realize that I had tremendous skills, especially attention to detail. They taught me how that skill would allow me to sell myself for my commitment to safety.

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