Chief Technology Officer
I lead the technology department for the U.S. Army Medical Command.
Day to Day
My day-to-day work entails dealing with issues across the Army Medical Command globally. We’re currently transitioning away from the Army, Navy, Air Force medical systems into a defense health agency, which involves the movement of all of our assets. I’m involved in all of that. I also travel a lot to the Pentagon and Washington, DC for briefings.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
If you want to explore the business side of IT and merge it with the technical side of your job, I believe the rewards are greater for someone who has a degree. I faced many roadblocks throughout my career because I didn't have a degree. I'd recommend researching if it is in fact something you'll need and then putting in the effort to pursue your education if so. If you aren't really sure what you want to do, I suggest pursuing an education anyway because it can only open more options for you.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:
Information Technology Management