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 titles...lol
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.