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Everyone can be Lucky or Unlucky

Everyone can be Lucky or Unlucky

Submitted by: Chris Ruhter, Lead Business Analyst – Mobile App Development, United States Marines (retired) There was a firefight a few hundred meters off during the night my artillery unit, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, left Baghdad. It was around the end of April or very early May 2003 when we got the orders to pull out. The Army was coming in and some of the Marine units who had fought and secured the city were going to start going back to Kuwait. In typical military fashion, we were first told we might get sent home soon, which started numerous rumors …

Serving People in Need

Serving People in Need

Submitted by: Kateri Flood, Store Manager, U.S. Army I am currently a Sergeant on Army Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR). I decided to join the Alabama National Guard (NG) after Hurricane Katrina because I wanted to serve the people of our nation in their time of need. I enlisted in June 2006 as a Private First-Class Logistic Supply Specialist. I was called to active duty for the Operations Enduring Freedom in October 2009. After returning from Afghanistan, I was selected for a change of duty as a Human Resources Sergeant. I was awarded HR Sergeant MOS by exceeding standards in August …

Soldier for Life

Soldier for Life

Submitted by: Vernon Ervin, Senior General Manager, U.S. Army My name is Vernon Ervin. I served in the U.S. Army for 5 years and achieved the rank of Sergeant in 2.5 yrs. in service. My initial responsibilities as a squad leader and SQT NCO taught me a number of transferable skills that I currently use today, such as: team building, setting expectations and achieving goals in a specific time frame, delegation, perpetual coaching, accountability, focus, tenacity, evaluation and re-direction, and most importantly, loyalty and commitment. The military helped me develop a tremendous amount of confidence in myself and my abilities. …

Proud Veteran and Team Member

Proud Veteran and Team Member

By: Leonita S. McAllister, General Manager-TMX Certified Trainer, U.S. Navy Whether in active duty or as veteran, you always have concern for others and their well-being. Working at TitleMax has given me a way to continue to help others and the ability to interact and meet all types of people like I did when I served. It is a great feeling to be able to help change a life, not just with financial help, but with a smile, connecting in conversation, and even just listening. I am proud to be a veteran and I am proud to be a part …

Veterans Are Assets

Veterans Are Assets

By: Stephen Kennedy, Senior General Manager, Air Force Hi! I hope everyone can get through what might be a long-winded synopsis of my time in the military, and how TMX Project SERV helps my fellow veterans. I began my military career in 1973, after being fortunate enough to experience being a military brat from elementary to high school. I found myself living most of my young life in Japan and Germany. After graduating high school in Germany, I returned to the states, started college, but found myself missing the excitement and lifestyle associated with being around the military, so I …

Commitment + Passion + Discipline = Results and Performance

Commitment + Passion + Discipline = Results and Performance

By: Chris Copenhaver, General Manager, U.S. Marine I began my career with Titlemax in January 2016 as a General Manager. It has been a blessing to see a company go above and beyond to show their effort and support for our veterans. You do not see many companies doing this for the men and women who have served. During my spare time away from work, I am currently working on my Master’s Degree in Accounting. I am a proud father with five children and my oldest son is currently serving our Military as well. He is six months into his …

Teamwork, Trust, Loyalty, and Integrity

Teamwork, Trust, Loyalty, and Integrity

By: Jennifer Padilla, Customer Service Representative, U.S. Army National Guard Although my time with the military was short, I learned what it takes to have the courage to push myself beyond what I thought I could handle. I learned the fundamentals of teamwork, trust, loyalty, and integrity and how they go beyond just the military. It was easy for me to take these skills and transition to being a team player and having the courage to start and learn a new job with new teammates in business. I love my job and it’s a great feeling having the opportunity to …

Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills

By: David Lonergan, General Manager, U.S Marine Corps I joined the Marine Corps in 2004 after high school and served 8 years. In my time spent, I learned how to become a better leader by the core values of the Marine Corps: Honor, Courage, Commitment. In the Marine Corps I was deployed to Iraq, traveled to other countries, and went to different states. I got to see how other places were and learn from other cultures to expand my mind to help with new ways of teaching and learning. When I started a family, I decided to leave the military. …

Transitioning from Military Life to Everyday Life is Achievable

Transitioning from Military Life to Everyday Life is Achievable

By: Shametra Watts, Senior General Manager, U.S Army I served in the Army for eight years. Within those eight years, the military taught me many different life skills, but the most important were: To be independent To work as a team To be a leader By learning these skills and building on them, it helped me to not only succeed in my personal life, but also in my career. Being a part of the military is a life experience that develops you to be successful in many different ways. I learned to step up, go the extra mile, and be persistent. TMX …

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