Environmental, Health and
Devon Energy Corporation
Q. What branch of the military did you serve under?
What was your position in the military?
A. I served four years as 3rd Class Petty
Officer E-4 in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy
I served aboard the USS Carl Vinson as a Storekeeper within
the hazardous materials division.
Q. What were your responsibilities in the military?
A. My job was to develop and implement
various environmental and safety procedures in conjunction
with federal rules and regulations. The job entailed a duty
to track and keep up with all hazardous materials aboard
the ship. As well as handle all hazardous waste streams
generated from the ship.
Q. What is your current position?
A. I'm an Environmental, Health and Safety
Representative at Devon Corporation.
Q. Serving in the military provides great leadership
skills. Beyond that, what skills and experiences did you
learn in the military that enable you to be successful on
A. While in the Navy, a big part of my
job was developing and implementing various environmental
and safety procedures in conjunction with federal rules
and regulations. It was the goal of my department to develop
and implement these procedures along with training methods
which enabled service members aboard the ship to easily
understand and follow. The same high level of importance
is placed on safety and the environment at Devon. My work
at Devon is focused on developing and implementing environmental,
health and safety initiatives that impact our employees
both in the field and in office settings. The goal in the
Navy was much the same as the goal here at Devon, work as
safe as we can and be outstanding stewards of the environment.
Q. Did you use the benefits of the GI Bill to enhance
A. After an honorable discharge from the
Navy, I attended college using the GI Bill. Thanks to the
GI Bill I received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental
safety and am working for a great company that is committed
to safety and the environment.