Saturday, September 30, 2006

Pentagon Bound

As some of you knew, I was waiting on three contracts my company was bidding on back in Iraq to decide if I was going back or not. Well, as of Tuesday, we lost all three, so there was no contract vehicle for me to go back on.

Next phase was to start looking for other contracts with my company in the DC area, mainly the Pentagon and local Army bases. I started that look on Wednesday and accepted a position at the Pentagon today that starts on Tuesday. God is sooooooo faithful!!!

My official title will be Senior Strategic Communication Strategist to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment (ASA-I&E)...gotta love DC

My duties will mainly include assisting the Assistant Secretary in delivering messages using several types of media; preparing briefings, speeches and press releases; preparing Congressional testimonies; and serving as the office's Congressional liaison. It was a no-brainer as it fits perfectly in line with what I have done in the past and what I would like to do in the future.

While I'm a little personally disappointed I'm not going back to Iraq, I'm totally at peace with this next move. There are many great reasons that I'm also excited to be back in DC. As always, I take life one day at a time, completely trusting that if I stay in God's will, He will continue to guide my next step.


Kayne said...

Sweet! Now we have pull in the Pentagon!!! haha

Nancy said...

AWESOME! You'll like that job, I think. I know I'm weird, but I loved my time at the 'Gon. Drop by HQMC Public Affairs somewhere near 4E2XX and tell them I said what's up. And enjoy the Pentagon gym and those awesome running/biking trails throughout that beautiful city!!! See you soon. -nancy

Harlo said...

Glad to have you back in our little town of DC buddy. So you gonna miss having sand in your food??

Smile-N-Cajun said...

COOL! Now I will start planning my trip to visit you! Can't wait!

FeatherIron said...

Sounds perfect for you, congradulations!

Rob Gray said...

Congrats man! We are moving to NC next week. You will definitely be in my prayers.

missymidden said...

WOW!!!!! It would take me a week to memorize that title!!! ;))))))) I'm so excited for you!!! It's encouraging to see God working in your life!!! :))) Missy

The Youngs said...

sounds awesome, i am so excited for you. you know i have a sister in DC?? so we will definitely have to make a trip :) ~Kristen

Lindsay said...

cool!! He is faithful!

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Sounds very cool!! I'm jealous :-)!!

Cajun Tiger said...

Kayne...well...I don't know about all that =)

Nancy...Definitely need to make friends with more Marines!!!

Harlo...not one bit!!!

SNC...anytime you want =)


Rob...hope you are enjoying being back in the states as well!!!

Missy...yeah...typical DC title

Kristen...yep I sure do...i visited them last time i was here...I'm probably only about 15 minutes from there house in my new place...will have to give them a call.

Lindsay...He definitely is!!!

LMC...don't be jealous =)

Mike's America said...

You're jumping right out of the Iraq frying pan and into the DC bureaucratic cauldron!

Good LUCK!

But then again, I used to complain about working for the government until I got a job down here in SC working for the private sector. That experience made the government look good by comparison!