Jose started thinking about joining the Military in high school. “In all honesty, I wanted an adventure,” he says. “I wanted to see places, meet people and do things. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life yet, but I did know that I wasn’t ready to commit to a life of monotony and predictable routine.”
Jose joined the Air Force in a full-time, active-duty capacity, but after a few years he felt called to help others in a different way and turned his attention and efforts to becoming a nurse. He started taking prerequisite courses, transitioned to the Air Force Reserve and enrolled in nursing school.
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With all of this on his plate, Jose is still committed to the Military as a bioenvironmental engineering technician. Over his drill weekends, Jose ensures that fellow Airmen’s work environments are safe, which complements his civilian career and studies. “My military job has given me another perspective on investigating how a patient’s environment, occupation and activities may be affecting their health.”
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