I met Bernard at a networking event hosted by the Military Transition Network. After hearing my transition story (frustration), he immediately engaged and offered his help. I had no idea what he meant by "help", but I was deflated and open to suggestions. I did not know that he would spend the next week reaching out and connecting me with people in my chosen industry. Why is that important to me? It's important because I am not a cyber "guy" and that's Bernard's wheelhouse.
Staying true to his desire to support transitioning service members, Bernard showed his servant leadership and helped me, even though I had nothing but thanks to offer in return. He has volunteered an immeasurable amount of support to me, personally and professionally. He helped boost my confidence and provided advice as I navigated through several initial phone screenings. His advice helped secure face-to-face interviews with multiple organizations. The 10 minutes I invested in my initial contact with Bernard have proven to be a wise investment