Bruce is a retired US Army Major with a commission from OCS. He also served over 6 yrs as a DoD GS-15 Hiring Manager. He is a Certified Résumé Writer and a Certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team. As a Retired U.S. Army Major, Defense Contractor, and a previous Federal Government GG15, he collectively has over 27 years of military, federal government and defense contracting experience. Bruce initially began his career as a Private/E1 with the US Army, In 1996, as a SSG/E6, he graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS), Fort Benning, GA, where he was commissioned as a 2LT/01. Throughout his 21-year Army career, he served in Germany, Panama, Japan and numerous locations throughout the US. He deployed four times to the Middle East, proudly serving in Bahrain, Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar. In 2007, he retired from Active Duty as a MAJOR/0-4 and transitioned to a senior intelligence consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. In 2009, he transitioned to the Federal Government, becoming a GG14. In 2011, he was promoted to GG15. In this position, Bruce became the Hiring Manager for the entire organization, where he wrote Federal Government position descriptions and vacancy announcements for all positions, while leading hundreds of interview panels and hiring hundreds of Federal Government employees. Similarly, he reviewed thousands of defense contractor resumes against multiple defense contract statements of work (SOW), ensuring that only the highest qualified employees were hired.